Here at Castle Hill High School, we value the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental health (EWMH) of all our students and staff. To show our commitment to wellbeing across the whole school community, we have signed up to the Wellbeing Award for Schools.
The award, developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), focuses on ensuring that effective practices and provisions are in place to support and promote emotional wellbeing and mental health. The aim is to change the long-term culture of schools, embedding an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.
Evidence shows that wellbeing is of central importance to learning and attainment, with high levels of wellbeing associated with improved academic outcomes.
Conversely, pupils who have mental health problems are more likely to have academic difficulties at school and experience social disadvantage later in adult life.
To achieve this vision, NCB advocates the use of a ‘whole-school approach’ where all aspects of the school experience are harnessed to promote the emotional wellbeing and mental health of pupils and staff.
It is an approach where emotional wellbeing and mental health is everybody’s business.