Wellbeing & Personal Safety

Wellbeing at Philip Morant School & College 

The governors, senior leadership and staff are committed to the wellbeing of our young people. Our vision is simple: a community where everyone feels they belong and are the best they can be. 

Our coordinated and evidence-informed approach to mental health and wellbeing in the school and sixth form aims to improve emotional health and wellbeing which can help readiness to learn.

Our approach is informed by the Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools and Colleges and Public Health England’s Mental Health and Wellbeing: A whole school and college approach

We recognise that there are a number of risk factors that can affect our young people’s wellbeing in and out of school. We will follow the eight principles to promoting and supporting a whole school and college approach to supporting wellbeing, including: 

  • An ethos that promotes respect and values diversity.
  • Promoting resilience and support social and emotional learning.
  • Enabling student voice to influence decisions.
  • Staff development to support their own wellbeing and that of students.
  • Identifying need and monitoring impact.
  • Working with parents & carers.
  • Targeted support and appropriate referral.
  • Leadership and management that champions mental health & wellbeing.

We have three members of staff who have been trained as Mental Health First Aiders, including Mrs Warwick (Assistant Headteacher, Pastoral), Mrs Richards is our Senior Mental Health Lead and Mrs Weymouth the Assistant Mental Health Lead.

Our approach to mental health and wellbeing follows a tiered approach to ensure that we intervene early to support our young people. Please see below examples of how we use this graduated approach. 

Universal for all students

  • Clear and consistent policies for behaviour and anti-bullying, including peer-on-peer abuse.
  • Effective safeguarding and child protection policies and practice.
  • A clear process for students and staff to access help and support.
  • Large pastoral team who are available to provide support.
  • Restorative practice is at the heart of our approach to behaviour.
  • A structured and responsive PSHE programme.
  • Relationship Health Sex Education curriculum is in place to help students to form healthy relationships.
  • Sport for All approach to physical activity.
  • A wide extra-curricular programme to encourage the development of skills, interests and talents as well as support friendships.
  • Access to Kooth online support.

Additional Interventions 

  • Mental Health, Safeguarding and Anti-Bullying Student Panels
  • Zero hours morning tutorial to start the day with a ‘physical hit’
  • Zones of regulation, Circle Time, Thrive and proactive wellbeing support
  • Support with reflection following a restorative approach.
  • Small group work or 1:1 interventions
  • Counselling or support from the School Chaplain or Pastoral Support Officer.  

Highly specialised 

  • Referral to Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services (EWMHS);
  • Engagement referral to Level 2-4 Essex Services

Should you have a question about our approach to supporting our young people’s mental health and wellbeing, please email [email protected].

If you are a parent or carer, please follow this link for mental health resources for families. This government-based website acts as a hub to signpost support for mental health, dealing with bereavement, self-harm, eating disorders, drug & alcohol abuse, suicide prevention and more. 

Another useful website for support, advice and resources is the leading mental health charity Young Minds.

Kooth PLC is a digital mental health and wellbeing company working to provide a welcoming space for digital mental health care, available to all. Kooth hosts helpful articles and personal advice. There are discussion boards within a friendly Kooth community. You can discuss what’s on your mind with a member of the helpful team via messages or live chat. Access resources like the daily journal to record your own feelings or emotions to reflect on how you are doing. 


If you have a safeguarding concern, please email [email protected].

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