Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Pencoys we have a full-time Mental Health Lead, Jenny Beesley. Our pupils’ mental  well-being is a high priority for us.

Jenny is also our Dyslexia Champion, Bereavement Champion, Attendance and Behaviour Lead. She is trained in Thrive, Boxall profiling, Bereavement and  a TIS practitioner.

Our Mental Health Lead oversees and delivers our pastoral support with pupils, parents and families to break down barriers to learning so all pupils can fulfil their potential. We support pupils in a range of ways :

  • Bereavement

  • Anxiety

  • Low self-esteem

  • Behaviour

  • Social skills

  • Team building

  • Family relationships

  • Attendance

  • Anger management

  • Emotional Awareness








School Links:

PSHE Overview

Assembly Overview

Vision and values

Provision mapping and Referral process

Link to outside support for families:

Parenting Courses April-August 24

Family Support Services – Care and Support in Cornwall

HEADSTART KERNOW – SPACE (Supporting Parents and Children Emotionally)

Young Minds – Mental Health Support

Papyrus – Prevention of young suicide

Penhaligons Friends – support for bereaved families

Health Visiting and School Nursing

From Monday 15 January 2024, the Health Visiting and school nursing team have introduced a quick and easy way for young people and parents / carers to contact Health Visitors and School Nurses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

There are three advice lines as follows:

  • young people aged 11-19: 07312 263 096
  • parents / carers of children aged 0-5: 07312 263 423
  • parents / carers of children and young people aged 5-19: 07312 263 499

Users can send a message, anonymously if they wish, to Health Visiting and School Nursing to get confidential help and advice about a range of health concerns, including:

  • Sleep
  • Child development
  • Support with behaviour
  • Toileting
  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Keeping safe and healthy
  • Childhood illnesses and support with medical conditions at school
  • Emotional, mental health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Smoking and vaping
  • Drugs and alcohol

The messaging service is available Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) from 9am to 5pm. When a message is sent to the numbers, an automated reply confirms the message has been received. A trained healthcare professional will reply to the message during office hours within 48 hours.

Please see Ms Kirk or Mrs Beesley for further information