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Cheltenham Ladies' launches online Wellbeing Hub for local pupils

Cheltenham Ladies' College, in collaboration with mental health experts Teen Tips, is giving thousands of local pupils, parents and school staff access to mental health and wellbeing resources with the launch of an online Wellbeing Hub.

Cheltenham Ladies' launches online Wellbeing Hub for local pupils
Lower College pupils (Photo: Cheltenham Ladies' College)

Cheltenham Ladies’ College (CLC) has collaborated with mental health and wellbeing experts Teen Tips to give thousands of local pupils, parents and school staff access to The Wellbeing Hub, an interactive online platform.

The Wellbeing Hub offers preventative, evidence-based mental health resources, which can now be accessed by more than 2,000 students at Balcarras Academy, Pittville School and The High School Leckhampton, as well as 873 pupils at the College.

Their parents and school staff members also have access to The Wellbeing Hub, meaning that thousands of people in the local area are now able to access a wealth of resources including webinars and courses developed by child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing experts, Teen Tips.

Charlotte Woodhead, Head of Lower College and Wellbeing Co-ordinator at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, said: "Protecting and providing for the wellbeing and health of children and young people is a priority at all times.

"The impact of the pandemic, however, with its effect on the lives and education of young people, has made this even more urgent.

"This is what makes the launch of The Wellbeing Hub so exciting: it provides a wealth of resources for students, staff and their families who can access what is relevant and most helpful for them personally."

Students in College gardens (Photo: Cheltenham Ladies' College)

She continued: "Each young person has unique needs and a particular set of circumstances, so this is ideal.

"We are thrilled that more than 2,000 students from local schools, as well as their families and school staff members will also benefit from access to The Wellbeing Hub.

"This, along with many other outreach programmes and forms of support offered to other local schools, attests to Cheltenham Ladies’ College’s commitment to the wellbeing of young people across our wider community."

The Wellbeing Hub is a live interactive web app which provides expert support for the whole school community to access 24/7.

Pupils are able to access tools to help manage their own mental health and wellbeing, as well as benefit from staff who are trained to understand and meet their social and emotional needs via The Wellbeing Hub’s award-winning, preventative mental health CPD course.

There are tailored resources for parents and staff members, with training and resources delivered via webinars, talks, podcasts, top tips and more.

Alicia Drummond, founder of Teen Tips said: "We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

"They are committed to the health and wellbeing of young people in their community.

"Our Wellbeing Hub couldn’t be more relevant as we recover from the pandemic.

"It is having a positive impact on tens of thousands of young people across the UK."

Cheltenham Ladies' College buildings (Photo: Cheltenham Ladies' College)

A current College staff member added: "I speak from both my heart and mind when I say that this resource is absolutely incredible.

"I am an experienced CAMHS nurse, and this is just the medicine that schools, pupils, parents, carers, and colleagues need."

And a current pupil said: "I just wanted to thank you for telling us about The Wellbeing Hub; I was looking through it during half term and it was so inspiring!

"The tips section especially was extremely helpful and so I just wanted to thank you for giving us access to it."

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