Health & Wellbeing
Learning mentors work with pupils helping them to overcome barriers to learning and reach their full potential. Barriers to learning can include many factors such as family problems, bereavement, bullying, low self-confidence and poor study skills.
Mrs Pascoe manages a caseload of students who have been identified as needing support, helping them to understand and address the issues which are preventing them from learning.
Working with pupils on a one-to-one basis or in small groups.
Running clubs and drop-in sessions.
Agreeing targets for attendance, timekeeping and homework.
Helping pupils with study skills, revision and examination techniques.
Providing emotional support.
Helping pupils to modify their behaviour in school, for example by introducing them to anger management techniques.
Encouraging pupils to build constructive relationships with staff and fellow students.
Working with pupils' families.
Working closely with other professionals including teachers, education welfare officers and social workers.
If you feel that your child would benefit from some time with Mrs Pascoe, please do not heistate to come in or phone and make an appointment with her.
Online advice and support you can trust
Is your child in crisis? Are you worried about them? Perhaps you just want some parenting tips.
MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand and identify early issues and best support your child.
For more information, please visit www.penhaligonsfriends.org.uk
Cornwall Healthy Schools are part of the Cornwall Council Education, Health and Social Care Directorate
We are members of the Cornwall Health Promotion Service and part of the Public Health Team.
We also look after the Savvy Kernow/Savvy YP Friendly Services project and work alongside the Cornwall C-Card Scheme
Our vision is simple: to support schools throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to raise attainment and achievement by improving health and wellbeing for pupils, staff, parents and carers in the wider school community.
We aim to achieve this through working together with schools and our partners in the council, health service, voluntary sector etc. to offer a coherent and ‘joined up’ approach to effective, evidence-based wellbeing support in the school setting using a ' whole school approach'.
- Individual school support
- Training courses / workshops
- Advice / information /signposting
- Teaching resources
- Support for specific local / national wellbeing programmes that our schools are engaged in
This wide-ranging support is available to all schools in Cornwall free of charge.
If you would like to read more about Health School, please visit the website at
Children’s community health and social care services
What is Early Help?
Early Help includes help provided in both early childhood and early in the development of a problem. Early Help is available to children and young people of all ages from pre-birth up to the age of 18, and up to the age of 25 where young people have special educational needs or disability.
Vision for Early Help
Early Help in Cornwall aims to ensure that services to support children, young people and their parents are there when they need them. Early Help is about identifying problems at an early stage and providing purposeful and effective help as soon as possible once they have been identified, working with families to solve those problems before they get worse.
What is the Early Help Hub?
The Early Help Hub is the single point of access for council and community based health Early Help services for children, young people and families in Cornwall. This is the point of contact for advice and requests for support for a child or young person who:
- May have additional needs that cannot be met solely by universal services and;
- Where there is no perceived risk of significant harm.
The team within the Hub consists of:
- Contact workers, from a variety of backgrounds including Early Years, Social Care, Education and Early Help, who will process the Requests for Help.
- A professional triage team, from a variety of professional disciplines, who will offer advice, guidance and support on all aspects of Early Help. They will also make recommendations in response to the Requests for Help.
- A Manager who will be responsible for the operation of the Hub and will sign off all recommendations and decisions.
School nurses provide confidential advice and health information. This advice is available to young people, their parents, carers and teachers. School nurses will help ensure children and young people stay fit and healthy.
School Nursing Cornwall offers health assessments to all children when they start primary and secondary school. This information is used by the NHS to help plan and improve services for children.
As well helping parents to bring up healthy children by providing information on healthy eating and hygiene, they also help teachers to meet any health needs children may have at school. In secondary schools they provide drop-in sessions. For all children school nurses can help to carry out the common assessment framework. This looks at all the child’s needs, not just those that can be met by one organisation and develops a plan to meet those needs.
They can also help to put you in touch with or make referrals to the other health services your child may need. This includes hearing tests, speech and language therapy, continence services, child mental health services, dieticians and opticians.
Contact the Early Help Hub on:
The website for parents is: www.cornwall.gov.uk/earlyhelp