With mental health continuing to feature prominently in the news, the central importance of happiness and wellbeing is never far from our minds. Taking a positive approach to help students develop the ‘pillars’ of good mental health to stay well and optimise quality of life is key, and with careful planning this can become an integral part of school life.

At Heathfield we have chosen to implement an innovative mental health and wellbeing programme which has taken Australia by storm and we’re fortunate to be the first UK school to adopt the programme. Rather than identifying those in distress or ‘at risk’, the ‘Flourishing at School’ programme aims to promote wellbeing from the outset.