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Family Support, Mental Health


Family Support & Mental Health 


My name is Tanwen Messum-Johnson, I am the Family Engagement Worker at Ysgol Maes Hyfryd, as well as the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mental Health Lead.

What do I offer for pupils and families?

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Child Protection
  • Grief Support
  • Drawing & Talking Therapy
  • Signposting
  • Home Visits
  • Advocacy
  • Support in meetings such as Care & Support Meetings, LAC Revies, Core Group mettings and Case Conferences, Strategy Meetings and Annual Reviews
  • Help with claiming benefits
  • Support with opening bank accounts
  • Transition 

Signosting to external agencies such as:

  • Young Persons Counselling Service
  • Action For Children
  • Keyring
  • Arosfa
  • Social Services
  • Clocktower
  • Learning Disability Nurses
  • Complex Needs Team
  • CAMHs
  • Adult Mental Health Services
  • Inspire Youth Service
  • Sorted Drugs & Alcohol
  • Foodbank
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Viva Support Services
  • Barnados
  • Home start
  • Communities for Work
  • Variety of Residential placements and colleges
  • Primary Feeder schools
  • Early Help Hub

I also offer support for:

  • Parenting
  • Challenging behaviour inside or outside of school
  • Welfare rights: Applications for Benefits
  • Housing
  • Debt management
  • Unemployment
  • Support with completing forms (D.L.A, P.I.P, etc)
  • Literacy and Numeracy Courses
  • Emotional well-being
  • A healthy lifestyle
  • Feeling isolated
  • Bullying
  • School Transport
  • Transitions
  • Referrals to outside support Agencies

If any of these issues are worrying you and you need somebody impartial to turn to, then please get in touch with me using the contact details below.

I am available between 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Contact the school on 01352 792720 or 07821133289

Email- [email protected] 



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