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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health and wellbeing

Our vision at Cheddon Fitzpaine Church School is for us to take a whole school approach to promoting positive Mental Health and wellbeing, aiming to help children build their resilience, keep them happy and as a result keep them learning to become successful and proactive learners.

We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff to ensure that the whole school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive. Positive mental wellbeing is essential if children and young people are to flourish and lead fulfilling lives.

At our school we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times anyone may need additional emotional support.

We take the view that positive mental health is everybody's business and that we all have a role to play.


Promoting a mentally healthy environment here at Cheddon:

  • Promoting our school values, RESPECT, TRUST and PERSEVERANCE.
  • Promoting our school's vision, where we all BELONG, BELIEVE in ourselves and others, and build for our future.
  • Promoting pupil voice with our well-being ambassadors.
  • Celebrating academic and non-academic achievements.
  • Access to appropriate support that meets their needs.


At Cheddon we promote Mental well-being in several ways throughout the school year and we offer the children many opportunities whether that is physical or relaxing:

  • Playground games
  • Themed Days
  • Charity Days
  • Summer Fair
  • Christmas Fair
  • School council events
  • Residentials
  • School Trips
  • After School clubs
  • Swimming

Teaching Mental Health and wellbeing

We are incredibly lucky at Cheddon to have Mrs Winter who is our ELSA and Mrs Hudson that works alongside in the support of ELSA and mental health and wellbeing we also have our fantastic Wellbeing champions who give us our pupil voice.



Well-being Champions

We believe that a pupil's voice is an essential part of running a mentally healthy school and that Pupil wellbeing champions can help reduce stigma around mental health within the school, provide support and guidance to fellow pupils, engage with students in a relatable manner and promote wellbeing strategies.

This year our Champions are:

Ruby Vickery





These champions will work alongside Mrs Winter and Mrs Hudson to promote Mental health and well-being across the school, they will take part in themed days, raise money for charities and be the voice for the children.


The school follows the DFE for the teaching of Mental health and well-being:

  • Personal, social, Health Education PSHE
  • Class assemblies, Assemblies
  • Mental health and well-being days


Interventions to support Mental wellbeing

We offer a range of interventions in school provided by class teachers, class TAs and ELSA these interventions are carefully planned for the individual child or children, and we regularly assess how the interventions are going, we also have outside agencies that provide appropriate interventions for children's mental health and well-being.

We offer:

  • ELSA
  • Time to talk
  • Speech and Language therapy
  • Circle of Friends
  • Lesson surgeries
  • Self Esteem individual and group activities



Mental health concerns

Here at Cheddon we pride ourselves on being a family, the school values the support of parents, carers and the support of the wider community working in partnership to support the needs of their child/children.

We are there for the children and for you the parents are doors are always open and we welcome you to discuss any concerns you may be having for your children or yourself.

Please just pop in to one of our chill and chat sessions that we hold termly or arrange a meeting with Mrs Winter or Mrs Hudson to discuss any of your concerns.


Please find some links below that may help: