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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.

You can arrange a meeting with Lora by emailing admin@williampatten.hackney.sch.uk stating your preferred date and time. Slots are for 30 minutes at 9.30am and 3:00pm.

Summer Term Dates for parent drop-in (currently online) sessions with Lora from WAMHS: 3rd May, 17th May and 28th June.

There are also two upcoming workshops provided by the Mental Health Support Team during April and May.

If you are interested in joining any of these sessions, please follow the link below to register your interest (please note, these sessions are virtual).

  1. Managing your child’s worries and anxiety – 7th April 10-11am https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/243995024687
  2. Supporting your child’s transition to secondary school – 12th May 5:30-6:30pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/244043389347