Hi, my name is Jo O’ Brien.
I am the Family Support Worker based at Merton Bank.
I started here in March 2020 from working with Young Carers and their families for the past 5 years.
I have been working with children and adults in various roles in St. Helens for the past 12 years and it is my passion to help and support families through early help to avoid anyone reaching a stage where they may find themselves in crisis.
My role at Merton Bank is to watch over the health, wellbeing and good mental health of our children and families, working alongside education to promote a positive future.
I am available during the school term for anyone who may be struggling with anything at home, and to offer advice and/or support around this.
I can also create a personal support plan for you and your family if you feel there may be some areas that are a struggle for you at home or at school.
I am the link between school and home life in the hope that we can work together in the best interests of all our children at Merton Bank.
Everything I do is completely consent based, working alongside parents in the hope of giving their children the best start in life as possible.
It can sometimes be hard for parents or care givers to come and chat face to face with someone, so if preferred, you can always send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be passed on to me.
I am also active on the school’s Twitter page. “