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Mental Health & Wellbeing

At The Marist we pride ourselves on our core values of building relationships, loving each other as Jesus loves us and supporting and challenging each and every one of our children to Thrive. We share a common goal to ensure that all our children thrive throughout their years at The Marist. We place a huge value on relationships and restorative practices, which demonstrate the importance of building strong relationships, maintaining and repairing them to ensure the well-being of all our pupils. This is at the heart of what we do.

We ensure that our children first and foremost feel safe before they start to learn. We understand the importance of children feeling that they are seen and heard, greeting every child every morning on the gate and at classroom doors. We value every interaction with our children. This is what drives us to ensure that each child feels they are able to reach their full potential and that we believe in them. Ensuring that children’s emotional needs are met before any learning takes place.

As a school which prioritises mental health and well-being, we encourage all our pupils to talk about their feelings. Through our PSHE lessons and focus weeks, we ensure all our children know the different ways they can seek support. As a staff we have all received training on ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), restorative practice and emotion coaching which supports us in supporting our children and their families.

At The Marist we have qualified ELSAs who deliver personal and group sessions to our children. We also have a well trained and supportive pastoral team around every child. We believe that good mental health and support for well being is essential for effective learning to take place.

We recognise that there is a growing need for welfare and pastoral support among our children and families. We work closely with outreach services and external providers within Xavier Trust and local authority to help us provide the best possible care for our children.

If you have any concerns about your children or family please speak to your child’s class teacher or a member of the pastoral team (SENDCo, ELSA, Mental Health Lead, Head of School)

Thrive Document

This visual represents the support your children are offered at The Marist. This support extends to the whole family

How to Support Your Child At Home. Information Booklet for Parents

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Mindworks Crisis Line

Use this number in an emergency for immediate help and support if your child is in crisis.

The number to call is 0800 915 4644.


Local Charities We Support and Who Support Us


Bee-Lieve Foundation   

Our mission is to help as many young people and their families to deal positively with the challenges and trauma caused by mental health issues. Far too many members of our society currently have their lives turned upside down by anxiety, attachment disorders, stress, low self-esteem or depression. We want to change that, we want to give them their hope back, we want to help them believe in themselves.


Eikon is an award-winning charity that has been working in local Surrey communities for over two decades.  We provide long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people.  Our vision is to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who make a positive contribution to society.

Eikon regularly run parent workshops and outreach to families.