At Cundall we are very proud to have a dedicated School Wellbeing Support teacher who supports our pupils with all aspects of wellbeing.

We take the notion of wellbeing seriously and try to promote positive attitudes and skillsets towards characteristics such as resilience, personal responsibility, growth mindsets, kindness, mindfulness and gratitude.

We aim to produce young people aspiring to be the best person they can be and have learning strategies and life skills to maintain their own mental wellbeing.

Alongside this, we have a number of innovative campaigns such as the Diana Award and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who help educate their peers on bullying, lead on anti-bullying campaigns, promote a culture that celebrates difference and tolerance.

As part of our commitment to wellbeing, pupils and parents can access a wide range of services that will help provide insight and advice on a range of topics and issues that affect young people. At the bottom of this page, our School Wellbeing Support Teacher, Mrs Riddell, has carefully collated some high quality resources that will signpost to relevant services and advice.

Resources for Wellbeing: – Young Minds are committed to supporting the emotional wellbeing of all pupils. This website has lots of resources and advice for pupils, parents and teachers on a range of wellbeing issues. – Childline is aimed specifically at young people and is a safe place for them to talk about anything that is concerning them. All calls are confidential. Helpline number: 0800 1111 –  Teenagers Translated run parenting courses around the country offering support, help and advice with parenting and understanding teenagers. Their courses help parents and teachers manage the huge range of issues they face from exam pressure, technology and social media, managing stress, bullying, teenage drinking etc. – Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders. You can also call their helpline on 0845 634 1414 – A website for students who are depressed, have low mood or suicidal thoughts. – Support for young people impacted by self harm.

Promoting Young Children’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing: A Practical Guide for Professionals and Parents by Sonia Mainstone  Cotton (Author) available on Amazon.

Parents’ guide to Self-Harm – Jane Smith (ISBN: 9780745955704) available on Amazon and at Waterstones

Eating Disorders pocket book – Pooky Knightsmith (ISBN: 9781906610494)