Wellbeing & Mental Health

“Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”



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Mrs Jackson
Pastoral Support

Mrs Jackson, who looks after Pastoral Support, has compiled a set of resources to help students and parents gain a better understanding of wellbeing including links to websites for information.

We will be adding information and resource links all the time.

If you would like to speak to Mrs Jackson please call the school office or email gjackson@chessington.kingston.sch.uk

Urgent Mental Health Support

There is now a single 24/7 crisis line, telephone 0800 028 8000 for our local families and the South London Partnership CAMHS crisis line will now be accessed via this one single number. Unless there is an emergency medical need, please could families in crisis call this number BEFORE attending A&E.

Mrs Cooper, Designated Safeguarding Lead - ccooper@chessington.kingston.sch.uk

Listed below are people and organisations that students can contact themselves should they need to. Please do also look through these Wellbeing pages for other useful resources and information for students and parents.

Mental Health Ambassadors 23/24

Young Minds/Hope Line UK 

Young Minds Crisis Messenger – provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK mental health crisis. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258. Telephone: 0800 068 4141

Grace Dear Trust

We already work with this group at school to promote mental health and well-being for our students. 


You can call them any time day or night or email them. It’s free, confidential and open 24 hours a day. Telephone: 116 123.


Calm Harm

A teenage mental health charity aimed at improving teenage mental health.


Pastoral staff:

Mrs Dowell

Deputy – SENCO

Mrs Austin
Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Transition


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Mrs Jackson
Pastoral Support, ELSA and Drawing & Talking

Mrs O'Neil
Attendance Officer

Miss Parratt
Safeguarding Officer


Chessington School has worked closely with the following organisations:

Grace Dear Trust

Attention Seekers Organisation

Attention Seekers Organisation spoke at the self-harm conference on 16th May 2019 at Chessington School.


Relationships with domestic abuse and sexual violence.


Knife crime workshop.

Marie Curie

Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society.


More useful information can be located via these PDFs:


The Parents’ Guide to Teenage Anxiety and Stress 2022-23