At Oasis Academy Limeside we believe that good social, emotional and mental wellbeing can create the foundations for healthy behaviours and educational attainment. This is embedded in all aspects of our wide, varied and inclusive curriculum.
We use Oldham's whole school approach, 'Supporting Young Minds Through Tough Times' to review and plan our practice and work closely with families, outside agencies and the children themselves to promote effective emotional health and mental wellbeing awareness, guidance, support and or intervention.
At Oasis Limeside our provision is constantly evolving. Currently for all children we encourage daily activity, daily awe, wonder and worship, celebrate our successes in a weekly whole school assembly, participate in Rights Respecting Schools and nominate each other for Power for Good Awards. For targeted groups of pupils we offer Morning Club to start the day in a positive way, midday supervision, Emotional Literacy Groups and Wellbeing Mentors. We also offer Parent Gym for families looking for parenting ideas and support networks, delivered by our Oasis Hub. For higher need one to one pupils we work with Healthy Young Minds to support individual pupils and Early Help to support whole families.
Oasis Limeside’s lead teacher for emotional health and mental wellbeing, and your first contact for any questions or issues is Mr Oli Lougheed (SENCo & Inclusion Leader) and the lead governor is Ms. Annette McGranahan. Our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant is Miss Amy Shearing. She is available on the juniors entrance each morning. Our Oasis Hub Leader who can support parents and families is Andrew Smyth. Andrew can be contacted through the school office, and is usually in school on Wednesday.
These agencies may be able to help you or your child. If you are unsure which agency can best help you speak to Mr Lougheed.
Anyone can use this form to make a referral to Oldham's Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH team) when there are individuals or families needing support from the Early Help team or when there are children or young people needing support for mental health issues. Contact Mr Lougheed if you would like help with the forms.
This page lists a range of services and activities happening near you.
MIND is a mental health charity with a useful website filled with ideas for support, including mindfulness.
Tamside, Oldham and Glossop MIND are a charity that support children and families in our area. They hold a drop in session on Thursday evenings at the Positive Steps building in Oldham town centre. You do not need an appointment to take your child, should you have any concerns about their emotional health and mental wellbeing. You can call them on 0161 330 9223
Information and support for parents in Oldham.