Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support


Penketh High School is committed to promoting children’s wellbeing and as part of our school values of developing students academically, holistically and giving them positive life chances, we have a range of mental health and wellbeing support for our students to access. We also recognise that Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs are a type of special educational needs in which children/young people may have severe difficulties in managing their emotions and behaviour.

Meet the Team


Students can access support in school via their form tutors, head of year, teaching staff and the wider safeguarding team.


Senior Mental Health Lead: Mrs K Smith

Designated Safeguarding lead: Mrs S Bewes

Designated Safeguarding lead: Mr S Burke

Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead: Miss A Lewis

Vice principal for Pastoral care and Support: Mrs C Lomax


Mental Health and Wellbeing Support


We are also fortunate to have an Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) Maura Dorrian, from Warrington’s Mental Health Support Team (MHST) Maura works closely with Kelly Smith, Senior Mental Health Lead for school, to discuss any students who may require a referral. Maura also recommends alternative services that the school can refer on to if the MHST service is not appropriate. You can find out more about the service offered by the Mental Health Support Team here:

Warrington also have a mental health and wellbeing offer for all children and young people, details of this can be found here

We also understand that at times our students may have difficult periods in their lives and they may need some additional support, if you or your child have a worry, you can email us at

For additional support that is available in the local area please see the signposting documents here: