“Mental health is 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.”

(World Health Organization)

Article 24 – “Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality education on health and well-being so that children can stay physically and mentally healthy.”

 (UNCRC – The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child)

At The Barlow RC High School, we are committed to promoting and protecting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing for all our students, their families, our staff members and governors. It is our shared vision to ensure mental health related problems are identified early, through: the mindful observation of all our young people and each other, excellent, professional relationships, an open mental health culture and our extensive, embedded support system, which is open to all members of the school community.

In light of the current focus on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing, we are working towards achieving the WAS – Wellbeing Award for Schools.


WAS – Wellbeing Award for Schools | AwardPlace – Introducing the Wellbeing Award for Schools. This award focuses on changing the long-term culture of the whole school. Using an evidence-based framework to drive change, it will help you deliver staff and pupil wellbeing, review your staff training, and revise your policies.


The Barlow Mental Health & Wellbeing Champions: