At Benhurst, we are committed to supporting and improving the wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We understand that our children face daily life challenges and can experience issues in dealing with their emotions.  We recognise the importance of positive mental health on not only the happiness and quality of life of our children, but also on their academic growth and progress.  Mental health is everybody’s business and we all have an important role to play. 

In the wider school environment, we promote a mentally healthy school through a positive and caring ethos built around our Core Values.

Useful Websites

The Expert Parent’s Guide to Childhood Anxiety (

Anna Freud – National Centre for Children and Families (Includes guidance on talking to children about mental health, warning signs to look for and how to support them)

Place 2 Be (Advice and tips for parents on supporting your child’s mental health at home and counselling options available)

Mentally Healthy Schools (Advice and tips on talking to children about emotional health and wellbeing)

Guidance on CAMHS referrals

Wellbeing and Contact Links and Information for Parents and Carers

Key School Contacts

If you are concerned about your child’s well being, please contact the school to share your concerns. In the first instance, this should be their class or by telephoning the school (01708 450807).

Our Mental Health and Well-Being Champion is Mrs Hillyer.

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