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, Clare and Jodi.  Clare is a Certified Play Therapist and DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) Practitioner becoming Certified, enabling her to support individual pupils as well as family units (involving parents/carers) in therapy. Clare[CG1]  uses creative work to engage clients and to support them in working through their challenges. Jodi is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). Her work combines components of cognitive and behaviour therapy (CBT and R.E.B.T.), psychological education and art/play therapy to treat emotional difficulties. Jodi also works with child and adolescent mental health settings (CAMHS) and has experience with complex mental health issues including trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, eating and body disorders. Both Clare and Jodi are fantastic assets 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. In addition, there are several members of staff who are qualified in Mental Health First Aid.  

Mrs Holland 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.  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 an 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. 

Below are link to some organisations that can help when things get tough. 


Emotion Coaching for Parents and Carers



CAMHS advice for Parents


Money Saving Expert’s Guide to Mental Health & Debt

We all know that being in debt can negatively impact our mental health, and we have attached a guide produced by the Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis, feel free to share it with anybody who you think would benefit.