Support for School Wellbeing

We specialise in the promotion of wellbeing and resilience in pupils, staff and whole school communities.

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Delivering School Wellbeing Support Nationally and Internationally

 Rainey Endowed Grammar School, Northern Ireland
Alderman Richard Hallam Primary, Leicester
Caldecote Primary School
Hazlehurst Community Primary
Scarborough 6th Form College
Stanley Green Infant Academy

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Delivering Early Prevention and
Wellbeing in Schools

Our range of specialist support provides effective early intervention and prevention of mental health problems in children and young people. We partner with schools and colleges across the UK to increase local capacity to meet the wellbeing needs of children and young people.

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How Our Wellbeing Support for Schools Works


We specialise in Positive Education. Our approach to providing early prevention and targeted intervention is positive, proactive, accessible and non-clinical. Our wellbeing programmes support schools to increase their capacity and capability to build on existing
areas of good practice.

Our accessible menu of  based wellbeing programmes and consultancy empowers schools to develop and deliver their wellbeing provision for pupils, staff and the whole school community. We support schools to embed mental health and wellbeing in a way that fits their unique needs and priorities.

Our approach has been developed in line with best practice guidelines from the Department for Education and Department of Health, and is underpinned by an evidence base that combines positive psychology, organisational psychology, and coaching psychology.

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Targeted Support and Wellbeing Programmes for Pupils and Students

We provide a range of evidence based early prevention wellbeing interventions for schools and colleges.

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Pupil Workshops

Our fun and engaging resilience and wellbeing workshops give children and young people the opportunity to explore a variety of resources for supporting resilience and developing wellbeing.

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Online Coaching for Students

Student Coaching

Our resilience and wellbeing coaching sessions for young people integrate positive psychology with coaching to provide evidence base targeted interventions proven to help prevent the development of mental health problems.

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Peer-to-Peer Support

Our Wellbeing Ambassadors Programme enables you to establish and support an empowered team of young people that will be the leaders of wellbeing initiatives that provide early mental health support for their peers.

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Teacher and School Staff Training
and Development

We increase school staff’s capacity to support whole school mental health and wellbeing.

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Senior Mental Health Lead

Our DfE assured online training programme supports senior mental health leads develop, a sustainable whole school approach positive mental health and wellbeing.

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Staff Training and CPD

Our online training for school staff teams. Increases their capacity to support student or pupil mental health and wellbeing through an strategic approach to positive education.

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Staff Wellbeing Support

Staff wellbeing is integral to supporting pupil mental health and wellbeing. Our staff wellbeing coaching programme helps teachers and staff reduce stress and improve strategies for wellbeing.

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Why Develop School
Mental Health and Wellbeing?

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Support and Training for School Wellbeing

Leading School Wellbeing

Our membership programme Wellbeing Club, helps develop wellbeing in school through practical workshops, audit and planning tools that support school leaders to embed sustainable cultures of mental health, wellbeing and resilience, and to evaluate their effectiveness.

Staff Training and Development

We specialise in training whole staff teams and specialist practitioners in a range of strategies and resources that increase capacity to support pupil wellbeing. Our staff development enables schools to embed wellbeing into the classroom, curriculum and ethos.

Staff Wellbeing Support

Our staff wellbeing workshops and coaching sessions support the development of staff wellbeing and resilience. We also empower school staff to champion and lead their own effective and sustainable, staff wellbeing initiatives.

Teaching Mental Wellbeing

Our workshops for pupils and teaching resources explicitly teach skills for mental wellbeing. We also support schools to develop their own taught mental wellbeing lessons and wellbeing curriculum.

Supporting Vulnerable Pupils

Our training enables schools to develop and provide targeted early prevention programmes for pupils at risk of developing mental health problems. We also provide training and resources that enable pupils to lead wellbeing support for peers in their school.

Working with Parents and Carers

We support schools to work with parents and carers to improve the wellbeing and resilience of pupils. Our practical workshops provide parents with strategies that they can use at home to support the approaches to mental health, wellbeing and resilience being learned at school.

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What Evidence Underpins Worth-it’s Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing?

Our Whole School Approach

Our whole school system for positive mental health offers a step-by-step process, enabling you to audit, plan and take action in developing your whole school approach.

Developed for Positive Psychology, organisational psychology, and practical experience of working with schools for 13 years. Our system framework helps schools and college figure out their unique starting point for developing school wellbeing that supports all pupils, staff and the school community.

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Positive Education

Positive education is the science of wellbeing applied in educational settings.

Worth-it are a leading provider of Positive Education in the UK. We base all our programmes on the SEARCH Pathways to Wellbeing (Waters and Loton 2019). SEARCH provides a proven and evidence-based framework that supports schools to plan implement, develop and embed sustainable approached to developing school wellbeing.

Coaching Psychology

Coaching Psychology is the evidence-based approach to using coaching to improve wellbeing, performance, and success. Coaching has been proven to be the most effective leadership and development tool within the education sector.

We use coaching to support schools develop and implement our wellbeing frameworks in the best way for them and their school. Coaching is important to us as we are not prescriptive in our approach.  We believe in empowering schools to take the theories, tools, techniques and approaches to developing wellbeing and make them their own. This has been demonstrated to be the most effective way of working for creating a sustained and embedded change to school wellbeing.

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School Testimonials

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“Since working with Worth-it staff are more aware of the impact of emotional wellbeing and we are more mindful when dealing with students, this has resulted in pupil improvements in behaviour and positive staff and student relationships.”

Sue Webster, Pastoral Manager, Ibstock Community College

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“Worth-it are inspiring and creative leaders. I would recommend them 100% to develop approaches to school wellbeing.”

Annemarie Williams, CEO and Executive Principal, Odyssey Educational Trust

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“Working with Worth-it proved to be a very thought provoking and useful session for all of our staff who attended the training.  Everyone felt included and able to contribute and many staff reported back that the session had made them re-evaluate how they thought about their own wellbeing and that of other colleagues in school.”

Lyndon Green

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“It’s helpful having the ability to take time to reflect and focus on positives”

Teacher, Thorpedene Primary School

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“Enjoyed reflecting on my own wellbeing and resilience and implementing strategies to improve it.”

KS2 Phase Leader Thorpedene Primary School

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Programmes Developed For Schools

Staff Wellbeing

Support your staff to develop strategies for personal and team wellbeing

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Wellbeing Toolkit

Train your team to apply strategies for wellbeing with children and young people

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Wellbeing Club

DfE assured training and resources for Senior Mental Health Leads

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Wellbeing Ambassadors

Help your young people support peer wellbeing

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Examples and Case Studies

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Wellbeing Ambassadors - Peer Mentors for Year 7 Transition

Dame Alice Owen’s school in Hertfordshire, trained 70 Sixth Form students to be peer mentors and support year seven with the transition to secondary school and prevent mental health issues. Their Wellbeing Ambassadors programme has had a huge impact in supporting students to belong at school.

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Primary School Wellbeing and Positive Education

Anne Marie Knowles, headteacher and senior mental health lead at Hazlehurst primary school in Bury, Greater Manchester – and one of Wellbeing Club’s founding members – shares how being a member and using our training and recourses have helped them to how there are provide their own early prevention provision.

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Wellbeing Ambassador Programme Impact Rainey Endowed School, Northern Ireland

Rainey Endowed School is a secondary school based in Northern Ireland. Our Wellbeing Ambassadors programme was delivered in house. This example highlights how the programme supported students to improve wellbeing even during lockdown.

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Whole School Mental Health and Wellbeing - ARH Primary, Leicester

In 2017, Carla Lawes, the Assistant Head and Senior Mental Health Lead at Alderman Richard Hallam Primary attended a training course that was the basis for our Wellbeing Club. Since then, they have consistently built and embedded their whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing. Improving attainment, attendance and behaviour as well as improving staff wellbeing.

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