“Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” 
World Health Organisation. 2018 

At Bishop Challoner Catholic College we aim to promote good mental health and wellbeing for our whole community: students, staff, parents and carers.


We aim to develop protective factors by being a community in which all:

  • are respected 
  • have a sense of belonging and feel safe
  • are able to talk openly with trusted adults
  • see good mental health as something to be valued and nurtured


We want all members of our community to:

  • feel confident in themselves
  • be able to express a range of emotions appropriately
  • be able to make and maintain positive relationships with others
  • cope with the challenges of everyday life
  • manage times of stress and deal with change
  • thrive and achieve


We aim to achieve this through:

  • living out our school missions statement ”…we give glory to God by developing our full potential…”
  • our PHSE curricuclum 
  • awareness raising (wellbeing assemblies, tips for good mental health)
  • listening to our students 
  • gaining insights via student voice
  • working in partnership with parents/carers where there are concerns about mental health 
  • signposting sources of external help and advice
  • making referrals and working with external agencies to provide additional support to those who need it
  • recognising the importance of staff mental health and wellbeing. 
  • modelling healthy attitudes and habits 


We are not able or qualified to offer:

  • counselling
  • testing and diagnosis of mental health conditions
  • specialist therapies

Meet the Team

Mrs Breen

Mr Clarke

Mrs Nutt

Mrs Peckover

Mrs Reynolds

Mr Quigley

Wellbeing Newsletters

Mental Health and Well-being


Website Links


Guidance for parents and carers on
safeguarding children in
out-of-school settings - GOV.UK

The guidance is intended to help
parents and carers choose a safer
out-of-school setting for their child.


Guidance for parents and carers on supporting
children and young people’s mental
health and wellbeing during the
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Birmingham Children's Partnership


KOOTH Activities - click here


NSPCC - Campaign


Birmingham City Council - Advice publications

No Panic

NSPCC Information

Summary of Support from Statutory Services

Women's Aid