Our students’ mental health and wellbeing are of paramount importance at Epsom and Ewell High School. EEHS is a place where pupils are not only encouraged to flourish academically but are also supported throughout all of the challenges of their adolescent lives.
We offer our students a diverse range of both internal and external services in the form of counselling, mentoring, PSHE lessons, school nurse appointments and pupil and teacher led support groups. All of these services are available to every single child via our mental health and wellbeing hub known as ‘The Wave’. The Wave is open every day from 8am until 4pm and throughout break and lunch. It is a vital part of our school and a safe space for all pupils no matter what challenges they are facing.
We have also taken steps to improve staff wellbeing in a bid to ensure a happy and secure teaching and supporting body. Our staff take part in half-termly wellbeing sessions which include Pilates classes, mindfulness activities and directed mediation.
As a result of our ongoing and relentless commitment to pupil wellbeing, we have been awarded the highest gold standard for the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award. We are currently the only secondary in the UK to have received this award, of which the staff and pupils are all extremely proud.