Staff Training at OLOL
We are committed to ensuring that staff are well trained and prepared to provide positive mental health and wellbeing support to children, and to each other as a staff.
National Wellbeing Pioneer School Birmingham
DfE Senior Mental Health Lead Training
MHFA England Trained Staff
Place 2 Be Mental Health Champions (Foundation)
OLOL takes its commitment to mental wellbeing very seriously but parents must be aware that staff at this school are not mental health clinicians. Families will receive a triaged support to mental health first aid by the above named team of staff, led by Miss Popsys.
In triaging issues, Miss Popsys prioritises caseload and support starting with the most serious cases where we believe there may be an immediate or impending threat to a child’s life and then through other needs on a case by case basis. Miss Popsys and Mrs David discuss caseload on a weekly basis and children’s priority on the list of 1:1 support can change depending on new concerns. Our support has to be prioritised due to staffing available. OLOL mental health provision is not an on demand service for the reasons stated above
Not all pupils will receive 1:1 direct support with Miss Popsys and some will be referred to other staff, to external agencies, to the child’s GP, towards Early Help Assessment etc. Families will be signposted to support groups who offer specific expertise as necessary.
Advice offered by OLOL should never replace that given by expert clinicians in the field of mental health (such as Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists or consultants managing neurological or psychological conditions who are already treating your child).