"If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours." - Dolly Parton

A simple way we look at wellbeing is feeling happy, comfortable and healthy. At Biddenham we consider your child’s wellbeing to be vitally important, as research has consistently shown there is a clear link between wellbeing and academic performance and achievement.

Our commitment to Wellbeing led us to be a founder member of the Youth Sport Trust's National Well Schools Movement.

There are a variety of ways in which we aim to support young people's wellbeing and we hope this also helps you to understand and support your child, as well as giving them the tools to maintain their own wellbeing.

If you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing please do not hesitate to contact their Tutor or Head of Year.

We hope you find this information useful.

Tier 1: Universal (for all students)

Health and wellbeing curriculum in PSHE and weekly wellbeing tutor time activities.
Student and Parent/Carer advice via our Self-Care Tips.

Tier 2: Children who may be vulnerable to mental health difficulties. In house school support offers: sixth form mentoring, tutor time sessions in the Sanctuary, Sanctuary support (drop ins or one to one support), Give us a Shout (online counselling).

Tier 3: Moderate to more severe mental health difficulties (specialist services that are  available to Biddenham students) are: Aquarius, Bedford Open Door counselling, CAMHS, CHUMS, Early Help, school nursing service.

Who shall I contact for extra

Advice for Parents and Carers

Advice for Students