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Well-being for Children

We were so encouraged by the huge numbers of parents who attended the Eikon Webinar. Since March 2020, we’ve said well-being has to come before learning, but this webinar captured the main principles of well-being for children brilliantly; with real-life examples from real-life parents. There was some very sensible advice about remote learning that may help you through the next couple of weeks. If you weren’t able to make the webinar, here is the recording. If any issues arose from the webinar, Eikon were happy to take questions via email, but we are equally happy to signpost support as well. Please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance if you would like to discuss issues concerning your child’s well-being.

How we Support your Child to Thrive at The Marist

At the Marist we pride ourselves on our core values of building relationships, loving each other as Jesus loves us and supporting and challenging each and every one of our children to Thrive. We share a common goal to ensure that all our children thrive throughout their years at the Marist. We place a huge value on relationships and restorative practices which demonstrates the importance of building strong relationships, maintaining and repairing them to ensure the well-being of all our pupils. This is at the heart of what we do.

We ensure that our children first and foremost feel safe before they start to learn. We understand the importance of children feeling that they are seen and heard, greeting every child every morning on the gate and at classroom doors. We value every interaction with our children. This is what drives us to ensure that each child feels they are able to reach their full potential and that we believe in them. Enduring that children’s emotional needs are met before any learning can place.

As a school who prioritises mental health and well-being, we encourage all our pupils to talk about their feelings. Through our PSHE lessons and focus weeks we ensure all our children know the different ways they can seek support. As a staff we have all received training on ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), restorative practice and emotion coaching which supports us in supporting our children and their families.

At The Marist we have two qualified ELSAs who deliver personal and group sessions to our children. We also have a well trained and supportive pastoral team around every child. We believe that good mental health and support for well being is essential for effective learning to take place.

We recognise that there is a growing need for welfare and pastoral support among our children and families. We work closely with out reach services and external providers within Xavier Trust and local authority to help us provide the best possible care for our children.

If you have any concerns about your children or family please speak to your child’s class teacher or a member of the pastoral team (SENDCo, ELSA, Mental Health Lead, Headteacher)


Thrive Document

This visual represents the support your children are offered at The Marist. This support extends to the whole family.

How to Support Your Child At Home.

Information Booklet for Parents

Please note we are not responsible for the content of any external websites.


Reading Version

Voice Over Version


Eikon Supporting… leaflet


Local Charities We Support and Who Support Us

Bee-Lieve Foundation
Our mission is to help as many young people and their families to deal positively with the challenges and trauma caused by mental health issues. Far too many members of our society currently have their lives turned upside down by anxiety, attachment disorders, stress, low self-esteem or depression. We want to change that, we want to give them their hope back, we want to help them believe in themselves.


Eikon is an award-winning charity that has been working in local Surrey communities for over two decades.  We provide long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people.  Our vision is to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who make a positive contribution to society.


Surrey Healthy Schools: Incoming


In an ever-changing world, young people are online more than ever before. It is paramount we support our children with being safe online. This is vital in supporting their welfare and mental health.
We work closely with external providers to ensure the children have an excellent understanding of how to stay safe online, through E-Safety Week each year. E-Safety is also taught through computing and PSHE lessons. Parents are also invited to attend the E-Safety sessions each year.


Internet Matters gives information on everything to do with internet safety.  It has step by step guides to setting up parental controls, advice on online issues such as cyber-bulling and inappropriate content and information and parental guides to apps and gaming.

  • Thinkuknow - ​​​​​​​This site is run by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre). It offers advice on cyber bullying, how to use the internet effectively and how to stay safe online. 
  • https://parentzone.org.uk/

We're working towards a safer digital world of opportunities.


Wellbeing and mental health websites for young people and their families.


Surrey CAMHS and mental health services have all joined together to make one website packed full of information and support. Follow the link and click on your relevant page area for support.

The new Mindworks Surrey Access and Advice service is being developed and is replacing the CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA). 

Access and Advice helps young people and their families in need of support to access it in the most appropriate way. It is intended to enable easy and early access to advice and signposting to existing support as well as acting as a doorway (gateway) to more specialist or clinical support as needed. 

Please call the Access and Advice team on 0300 222 5755

We are open 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 12pm Saturday. The service is not open on bank holidays. 

There's more information on  Access and Advice.


Young Minds support children and young people’s mental health.  Their website contains a huge amount of information and support for parents, and young people, including support groups and a parents’ helpline.


ChildLine - A free and confidential support service for children and young people, providing help and advice on a wide range of issues.Telephone: 0800 1111

Kooth - Online mental wellbeing community offers free, safe and anonymous support and 24/7 access to self-help materials and daily online counselling available

MIND - ​​​​​​​National charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Also campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

National Autistic Society - ​​​​​​​The UK's leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.

NSPCCA national children’s charity which aims to stop child cruelty; their work includes preventing abuse, helping rebuild children’s lives and supporting families.Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Papyrus - ​​​​​​​A charity working for the prevention of young suicide (under 35s) in the UK. They provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline, HOPELINEUK.

Samaritans - ​​​​​​​A 24-hour service offering confidential emotional support to anyone who is in crisis.Helpline: 0845 790 9090

Surrey Domestic Abuse Partnership - ​​​​​​​Supports survivors of domestic abuse or those who have witnessed domestic abuse.

Surrey Young Carers - ​​​​​​​Providing support for young people who look after a family member with an illness or disability.Telephone: 01737 248111 or 01483 568269


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