Wellbeing and Mental Health

Slough & Eton Business and Enterprise College Trust is committed to promoting the welfare and wellbeing of all students and young people who pass through our doors. 

The school’s Mental Health Lead is Mrs Catherine Goodyear, Assistant Headteacher (Student Welfare), cgo@slougheton.com.  We have a dedicated Wellbeing Team that provides a range of support and interventions in school, for more complex issues we might refer to an outside provider.  You can contact the Wellbeing Team wellbeing@slougheton.com

If you are struggling with your wellbeing and this is your first step to getting help, take a few minutes to read our Little Book of Calm . If you have tried some of the ideas and you do not feel better then consider emailing us wellbeing@slougheton.com

The school offers a range of support for students who might be struggling with low mood, sleep problems or negative thoughts: ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support), 1:1 Mentoring (both peer mentors and adult mentors), Exam Stress Workshops, Anxiety Management Workshops, Drawing & Talking Therapy, 6th Form Men’s Mental Health Support Group. 

For students who require more intensive additional support we have our own school counsellors.  Susie is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and she is a qualified Child Therapist, often using  Art as a therapeutic approach.  Susie is a fantastic asset to our student support capacity here in school.

The school has invested in staff training and all staff have received guidance and training on dealing with common mental health concerns and knowing how and when to refer issues onwards.  Key staff have been trained in supporting student who self-harm, youth mental health, and child to parent violence.  We are delivering a rolling programme to all form tutors on supporting students with anxiety and resilience.  In addition, there are several members of staff who are qualified in Mental Health First Aid.  

Miss Kumar leads on our Young Health Champions programme, a team of 6th form students trained in Mental Health First Aid who help us to understand things from the student perspective.  Last year we introduced a 6th form Men’s Mental Health drop in group in response to feedback from our older male students.  The Young Health Champions have led on awareness raising throughout the school, and they plan and deliver workshops on exam stress, transitions (Year 6 into Year 7, Year 11 to Year 12). 

We have good links with outside agencies and meet regularly with the local Mental Health Support Team.  We have a Education Mental Health Practitioner to whom we can refer.  Where appropriate we can refer student to CAMHS or an alternative provider such as No22 Counselling, Kooth Counselling, or SAFE.