At St Edward's we are committed to supporting the well-being of all members of the community.  This includes many aspects of life including physical health and mental health as well as social, emotional and spiritual well-being.  It encompasses such aspects as:

  • happiness and confidence
  • a feeling of autonomy over one's life, problem-solving skills, resilience, attentiveness and a sense of involvement with others
  • the ability to have good relationships with others and to avoid disruptive behaviour, delinquency, violence or bullying.

Student well-being is monitored and supported in a number of ways by different people.  The most significant ones are:

  • Form Tutors
  • Year Leaders
  • Student Office
  • SEND Department
  • Student Engagement Team including behaviour support
  • School Nurse

Additional aspects of school life that support well-being include:

  • PSHE
  • Student Voice
  • Praise and Rewards structures
  • Chaplaincy and Youth Work provision
  • Retreat programme
  • Enrichment trips 

Please find below two fantastic websites that you may find of interest that offer advice and useful apps. 

Dorset Mind Your Head is a Dorset-wide programme aimed to help young people of Dorset to be as mentally healthy as possible.

Young people cope with the stresses and strains of life in different ways. Growing up in the 21st century is not always easy. We aim to equip young people to have the resources, tools, support and information they need to build resilience, learn how to deal with difficult emotions and live a mentally healthy life.

From education, information and resources to enable young people to look after their mental health from an early age, through to supporting and signposting young people with established mental health problems, Dorset Mind Your Head is here to help.  Please click here for more information.

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Please click here for more information.