Mereside Academy

Learn to Love, Love to Learn

Mental Health Support for your Child


Difficult times impact children in lots of different ways. We promote good mental health by encouraging children to express themselves and helping them find ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity and use of the Zones of Regulation.


We are part of the NHS Mental Health Trail Blazers scheme and have access to qualified mental health nursing and triage through this service. The team offer short targeted support to help children who are finding things difficult.


We also use of a play therapist and a specialist teacher with expertise in supporting children experiencing trauma expressed as behavioural difficulties. 

Our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) also works with children to support mental well-being and is also qualified in using Drawing and Talking therapy to support mental well-being. 


Our Pastoral teaching assistant provides many different forms of well-being support for individuals and groups including work on self confidence and self-esteem. 

Parent's Toolkit

Top tips, useful links and expert advice to support you and your child's wellbeing and learning in a changing world. 

Local Pathways of support

Shropshire has a drop in service run by The Children's Society called Beam. Currently, they are running an adapted version of this using a 'phone in' or 'email in'  help line.