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Supporting Wellbeing


The school is committed to helping pupils achieve their full potential academically, spiritually and socially. This is not possible without good physical and mental well-being.

8 Ideas for Developing Mental Health in your Pupils


The current global pandemic  caused significant changes to how we all live our lives on a daily basis.  Positive student wellbeing is a priority for all members of our school community so this academic year 2021-2022 we are publishing Student and Staff Wellbeing Newsletters- one every assessment cycle.

We hope that our students and staff will find these newsletters informative with signposting to excellent  resources.

Additionally, we would like to share this video with staff members (click here) as this offers some thoughts about continuing to support themselves and their students in this new world.


Student Wellbeing Newsletter Academic Year 2021 - 2022
Issue 2 - May 2022

Issue 3 June 2022

Issue 4 July 2022

Wellbeing Team
Our Wellbeing Team will be working to raise awareness across the school through events and assemblies. If you would like to be involved, email Miss Penfold, k.penfold@st-anselms.org.uk or s.wynne@st-anselms.org.uk

As part of our Wellbeing offer at St Anselm's School we are extremely fortunate to be supported by the NHS NELFT Team. Two members of this team Clare Ahari and Michelle Kent , are working with us this academic year 21/22 delivering workshops, intervention and one to one support.

Creating a Mentoring Program That Works - A Peer-Reviewed Academic Articles  | GBR
Peer Mentoring Scheme
We have appointed and trained a number of our Sixth Form students to act as peer mentors for some of our younger students. If you feel that this is something that would benefit you, please see your House Office.

60 Mentor Quotes Celebrating Guidance & Inspiration

Please find some advice from Mind UK about supporting someone else to seek help here.


We're also committed to supporting our parents and guardians, whether this relates to their own wellbeing or that of their child or ward.

Check back soon for information about our information evenings!

Highlighted February Events 

Children's mental health 7th - 13th February week https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

Safer Internet Day 8th February


Mental Health Awareness Week 2022


Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 will take place 9-15 May on the topic of Loneliness.

"Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this."    

Our school will be celebrating #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek!  In the meantime, how are you showing that #KindnessMatters? 

Useful Resources:
Kindness Matters Guide - click here
Self-care and support for young people - click here
Kent Resilience hub- (supporting young people to cope with  the pressures of every day life.)https://kentresiliencehub.org.uk/

Kent Youth Health has lots of useful information and resources on feelings, sex, health and relationships for teenagers in Kent. Find out what’s normal for teenagers, how to cope with any bumps on the road and where to go to get help if you need it .https://www.kentyouthhealth.nhs.uk/

Togetherall is a clinically managed, online community designed to improve mental health. Our platform provides anonymous, peer-to-peer interactions so that as many people as possible can benefit from instant, easy-access and round-the-clock support when they need it.
Togetherall is a place where people can feel safe to share feelings, support each other and start to feel better.https://togetherall.com/en-gb/about-us

Mind - If you're going through a tough time, you're not alone. We've got lots of information and advice to help. https://www.mind.org.uk/

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us:


The BeYou Project connects young people in Kent and Medway who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary or are questioning their sexual orientation and / or gender identity. We offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space where young LGBT+ people can meet to socialise, have fun and help each other. Want to find out more? Contact our team by emailing beyou@porchlight.org.uk.


Transforming lives and changing attitudes - We are the UK's leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Since 1962, we have been providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.


We are with you - Get free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health from one of our local services or online 



Wellbeing Award for Schools
Our school is now working towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools. Surveys have been distributed to our staff, pupils and their parents. We're hoping to obtain a picture of our current provision so that we can plan to improve how we support the emotional wellbeing of all of the members of our school community. More information available here.

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