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The Well-Being Centre (WBC)

Published: 11-08-2021

We are extremely proud of The Well-Being Centre (WBC) which launched in January 2022. The vision is to support the students of BHCS with their physical, mental and emotional well-being. The centre provides a safe and calming environment for students who are struggling with issues in and outside of school. This fantastic provision within the school is accessible to all students of BHCS. 

The WBC is a facility designed to enhance student well-being and offer a safe environment where students can be heard and supported which in turn, will positively impact their learning, attendance and general well-being. All of the WBC staff are experienced in supporting students with any well-being related issues which may have an impact on their learning. We believe in an inclusive environment and will do our best to help students to improve their outcomes.  

Attendance is a key element to our role within the school, we work together with students and parents/carers to maintain attendance and support students in terms of achieving the highest rate possible.

The WBC staff members include:

Miss F Jawad
Student Support Co-ordinator and Well-Being Centre Manager

Miss R Thomas
Family Support Worker

Mrs M Richards
Mental Health and Well-Being Lead

Mrs J Mallin
Student Welfare Assistant

Wellbeing Centre email

The support and interventions offered in the WBC include:

  • Individual one to one appointments
  • Group sessions
  • Parent/carer and family support 
  • Liaison with/support from external professionals 
  • Break/lunch time support 
  • Bereavement support 
  • Workshops
  • EAL support
  • Breakfast Club
  • Time Out Cards
  • Animal Activity Assistant Dog – Ulrich
  • Mental Health support (management techniques)

Useful web links

CAMHS - Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service is an NHS specialist service 

CAMHS -  A selection of podcasts from CAMHs covering all things from ADHD to Trauma 

Mermaids - Helping gender-diverse young people and their families since 1995 

Winstons Wish – Support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling  

Kooth - Free online counselling support for young people 

Young Minds -  Supporting mental health of young people 

Samaritans - Samaritans works to make sure there’s always someone there for anyone who needs someone 

Childline - Get help and advice about a wide range of issues - Support for targeted students 

Shaw Trust - Support young people in gaining employment 

Basingstoke Young Carers - Support for young people who have to care for a sick or disabled relative 

YPI Counselling - Registered charity offering counselling to young people aged 11-25 

Mental Health Difficulties in Children and Young People - A Toolkit for Parents

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