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November 14th 2018

Carnegie Wellbeing Programme Pilot

We are delighted to announce that we are a pilot school for the Boarding School Mental Health Award. 

The Award, granted by the Leeds Beckett University’s Carnegie Centre for Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, aims to develop a framework to help schools evaluate current mental health and wellbeing practices, identify gaps, and work towards bringing about whole school improvements.

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead, Bligh Housemistress Miss Fenice said, “Children do not do their best if they are struggling emotionally and it has been shown to have an adverse effect on exam results. Happy and supported young people find it easier to access the education that is offered to them and will achieve better results at the end of it.

“The Mental Health Award covers all aspects of mental health within a school and asks us to examine our structure and practices in all areas. It looks to ensure we are using evidence-based approaches and that we are aligned to professional and Government guidelines.  It provides us with a framework to make realistic improvements in the mental health of staff, pupils and community. It helps us to engage parents and to join up the care of the girls in the school.”

Over the next 12 months, evidence of Cobham Hall’s commitment to providing excellent Wellbeing initiatives will be measured against the Award’s framework, and will be bestowed with a Bronze, Silver or Gold Boarding School Mental Health Award.

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