Wellbeing Programme

"Mental health is a state of wellbeing 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 own community."

World Health Organisation

A CLC pupil strokes a dog wearing Pets as Therapy vest as part of the Wellbeing Programme

The CLC Wellbeing Programme, which includes Wellbeing, PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic) and Enrichment, encourages students to take active steps to protect and enhance their physical and mental wellbeing, and guides them on ways to live a healthy, happy and meaningful life, and connect with others positively.

It is designed to help students cultivate the skills and resilience to cope and thrive in the wider world, and to help them make the most of the experience and opportunities within College. The Programme encourages students to be enterprising and supportive of each other, and also to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and to begin to measure these against the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values they will encounter.

The age-specific programme is tailored to the needs of the girls and is delivered through protected time each week. In addition, aspects of wellbeing are covered in curriculum lessons, the co-curricular programme, and various community and enrichment opportunities during the academic year. Staff from all areas of College are involved in the running of these sessions, working alongside numerous experts and visiting speakers.

"Through the programme, we aim to equip pupils with good life skills and a sound understanding of risk, along with the knowledge and abilities necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We also believe that space should be created to have fun and experience joy and laughter – sometimes just for the sake of it."
Ms Charlotte Woodhead
Head of Lower College and Wellbeing & Personal Development Co-ordinator
Charlotte Woodhead, Head of Lower College