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Children’s Mental Health Week

Preparatory | Senior School | Sixth Form

09 February 2024

At EHS, we are committed to fostering the holistic well-being of our pupils all year-round and believe in addressing the needs of the whole child, ensuring they have the necessary support to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.

In Prep, girls are regularly reminded of the importance of looking after their brains and their mental health in PSHE lessons and school assemblies. In their Friday assembly this morning they discussed the theme of this year's Children's Mental Health week, which is 'My Voice Matters'. The girls were reminded of our Prep Parliament charity voting and also our Pupil Homework Survey, the results of which have led to changes in the number of nights given to completing homework, to allow them to attend out of school clubs etc. These are examples of times when 'their voices' have been taken into account to bring about change. Finally they were asked to think about the importance of 'having a voice' with their friends and being able to tell people their opinions or how they feel and feeling that they have been listened to. 

In the Senior School, through the comprehensive PSHEE programme, assemblies, Physical Education lessons, Form and Tutorial sessions, as well as our range of extensive co-curricular activities, both physical and mental health awareness is actively promoted.

Throughout the school there is a robust pastoral care system that includes Heads of Year, Assistant Heads of Year, Form tutors, a full time counsellor and a nursing team that also delivers mental health support.  

As Children’s Mental Health Week draws to a close, we thought it would be a good opportunity to guide parents to resources offered outside of school if you think your child needs further support - below, you'll find helpful infographics and various links to assist you.

Mrs Cirillo-Campbell, Prep Deputy Head Pastoral
Miss Robinson, Prep Deputy Head Pastoral 


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