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 MHST worker, Cansu Yilmaz, started at William Patten in September 2022 and we welcome her to the team.
Please see information and link for WAMHs parent workshops below. There is a range relevant to both primary and secondary school age. You can also join sessions that relate to older siblings in your family as this is a Hackney offer to all parents.
6 week Parent support group – Helping your child to managing anxiety – starts Mon 19/2/24
Online Parent Workshop: Helping your teen to manage anxiety and stress – Thursday 22/2/24
Online Parent Workshop: Helping your teen to manage exam stress – Thursday 18/4/24
Supporting Your Child’s Transition to Secondary School – Parent Workshop – Thursday 6/5/24
Supporting your child with ADHD manage the transition to secondary school – Thursday 6/5/24
Supporting your autistic child’s transition to secondary school – Online – Thursday 6/5/24
You must book spaces directly online through the Eventbrite link below.
Meet the Wellbeing Team at William Patten
Tuesday 3rd October 2023
Managing Child Anxiety (Lora from WAMHS)
Tuesday 3rd October 2023
Developing Good Sleep Hygiene for Children (Lora from WAMHS)
Tuesday 17th October 2023
All sessions will be in the Art Studio on the roof space.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space.
Drop-in Consultations with Lora (CAMHs)
Monday 18th Sept – 30 minute sessions @ 1.25pm / 2.00pm / 2.35pm
Tuesday 17th Oct – 30 minute sessions @ 1.25pm / 2.00pm / 2.35pm
Lora’s sessions can be online or by phone.
Please email email@example.com to book a slot.
They look forward to continuing our work with parents to support the children and families of William Patten.