At Carwarden House school, we believe that mental health and wellbeing is the basis for a happy and successful life at school and beyond. Wellbeing plays a key role in our school ethos, and shapes our policies and procedures implicitly and explicitly. We strive to improve the wellbeing of our students and staff in everything we do, seeking to build resilience, identify and monitor concerns, and support students and families who face challenges.

Below you can find our frequently asked questions and our latest Well-being Newsletter.

Frequently asked questions

What is wellbeing and why is it important?

There are several definitions of wellbeing, but most are based on health and happiness. It is important because this is what we truly want for our children. Research has proven that without emotional and physical wellbeing, students will not be able to reach their full potential.

How does the school provide a healthy and welcoming environment?

Hopefully the above letter has made it clear how seriously we take the wellbeing of your child. The health and happiness of our students is a consideration at every level of decision making, and is part of the success criteria by which we judge our performance as an organisation.

How can we support our child’s wellbeing at home?

By encouraging your child to engage with the school’s wellbeing programme, and getting involved yourself, we believe there is a significant amount to gain. Simply by being there for them and spending time talking with them you will be helping them develop the skills they need to overcome challenges in later life. By working together, we can support our children more effectively.

You soon will be able to access further information on how to support mental health and wellbeing via our website which is in the process of being updated. You can also find further information via other groups such as

Mind:  https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/your-stories/what-is-mental-health-and-mental-wellbeing/

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/

Heads together: https://www.headstogether.org.uk/

Who can we speak to if we’re concerned about our child’s wellbeing at school?

For any concerns about a child's wellbeing, please contact their tutor in the first instance. For any general concerns please contact our designated wellbeing lead, Deborah Proudfoot.


  1. Well-being Newsletter
  2. Mental Health and Wellbeing Letter to Parents
  • Healthy Schools
  • Eco Schools
  • Unicef