Surviving & ThrivingKing Edward VI Foundation
Wellbeing Hub

We want all staff, students, families, and governors to understand that mental health is a fundamental aspect of everyone’s health and a priority for all of us.

These pages are not intended to be a substitute for professional help – seek medical, school, or spiritual support as suits you, and ask for help and advice from the many charity organisations when you need to.

Resources that may be useful for…


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From our Chief Executive
“I am sure that all of us will know someone who has had to deal with mental health challenges or, indeed, have done so ourselves. Arguably this digital era, coupled with less certainty about the future in general, has produced more pressures on us in our working and social lives. Working in and with schools, we see this only too often in the young people in our care.
“Positively though, improved acceptance and diagnosis mean that there is much better awareness of mental health and how we can best try to protect it, managing issues as they arise. I encourage all colleagues who may be facing these challenges to reach out to the range of support that is available. By working together and supporting each other, we can make a difference.”
Jodh Dhesi, January 2021
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We are grateful to colleagues from King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls for their work in bringing about these Surviving and Thriving pages.
Illustration (right) by Neha, King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls, 2020