William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX

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William Patten Primary School


What is WAMHS?

The Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAMHS) project is an initiative led by the CAMHS Alliance with the support of the Children and Young People’s Integrated Commissioning work stream in City & Hackney.

This innovative service aims to improve mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people in schools, colleges, specialist and alternative provision education settings in City & Hackney.

William Patten is part of the WAMHS project which supports our aims to improve wellbeing and mental health support by giving us access to a mental health practitioner, known as a CAMHS Worker in School (CWIS). The CWIS is supported by Wellbeing Framework Partner and both meet regularly with the Deputy Head Teacher and SENDCO to monitor, support and promote well-being in the school.  For more information on WAMHS in Hackney click here.

Our CWIS, Lora Linhares-Marx, a Child Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Mental Health Nurse, is in school on alternating Tuesdays. She is available to parents and carers on alternating Tuesday mornings and can offer advice to parents and/or staff with concerns about any pupil.

Our new MHST worker, Cansu Yilmaz, started at William Patten in September 2022 and we welcome her to the team this year.

Key Dates for the Autumn Term 2022:

WAMHs – Meet the Team 

Tuesday 20th September 2022

9.15-10.15 (English-speaking parents)

10.30-11.30am (Turkish-speaking parents)

(Additional dates/sessions for Turkish families TBC)

Managing Child Anxiety (Cansu MHST)

Tuesday 4th October 2022


Behaviours that Challenge (Cansu MHST)

Tuesday 18th October 2022


All sessions will be in the Art Studio on the roof space.

Please email to book your space.

Drop-in Consultations with Lora (CAMHs)

4th October – 30 minute sessions @ 1.25pm / 2.00pm / 2.35pm

18th October – 30 minute sessions @ 1.25pm / 2.00pm / 2.35pm

1st November – 30 minute sessions @ 1.25pm / 2.00pm / 2.35pm

15th November – 30 minute sessions @ 1.25pm / 2.00pm / 2.35pm

29th November – 30 minute sessions @ 1.25pm / 2.00pm / 2.35pm

Lora’s sessions can be online or by phone.

Please email to book a slot.

They look forward to continuing our work with parents to support the children and families of William Patten.


Information leaflet for parents July 2022

WAMHS Leaflet Primary July 2022

William Patten WAMHS Newsletters

Issue 1 – Parent and Child Wellbeing