“Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes 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”



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

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Mrs Jackson
Pastoral Support

Urgent Mental Health Support

There is now a single 24/7 crisis line, tel: 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.

COVID-19 Wellbeing for Students

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.

You can contact the following teaching staff whenever you need to:

Mrs Jackson – gjackson@chessington.kingston.sch.uk

Miss Smith – asmith@chessington.kingston.sch.uk

Mr Middleton – kmiddleton@chessington.kingston.sch.uk


Kooth provides free safe online mental health and wellbeing chat support to young people via any internet-accessible device from a qualified counsellor. There is no threshold for students to access support through Kooth but you do need to sign up for access.


Call: 0800 1111

You can call them or contact them online via the website or email, it is free and confidential.

Young Minds/Hope Line UK 

Call: 0800 068 4141

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.

Grace Dear Trust

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

Email: info@thegracedeartrust.co.uk


You can call them any time day or night or send them an email. It’s free, confidential and open 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org

CEOP – Child Exploitation & Online Protection

Report online sexual abuse, bullying or the way someone is trying to communicate/connect with you.

Calm Harm

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

Winstons Wish

Supporting young people after the death of a parent or sibling. Visit their website for useful resources and information via the link below,

Freephone Helpline: 08088 020 021 (9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday)

Tips for teens on managing anxiety over the coronavirus outbreak

The PDF has two pages.

Advice for young people who have to social distance or self-isolate due to COVID-19

The PDF has two pages.

Tips for parents on managing their teenagers’ mental health during COVID-19 outbreak

The PDF has two pages.

Chessington School has a number of external agencies working with students each week. They are:

Sara Thornhill
Health School Practitioner
Kate Arkwright
School Nurse
Female staff
Joanna Williams
Education Welfare Officer
Adam Rosello
Education Psychologist
Female staff
External Mentor

Existing members of staff

Mr Middleton
Mrs Austin
Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Transition
Mrs Dowell
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Mrs Jackson
Pastoral Support, ELSA and Drawing & Talking
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Mrs O'Neil
Attendance Officer

Chessington School has worked closely with the following organisations:

The 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

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


Chessington School, Garrison Lane, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2JS

Chessington School is a co-educational, non-selective, secondary school providing excellence in education for pupils aged 11 to 16.

Everyone valued • Every day an opportunity • Every moment focused on success

Everyone valued
Every day an opportunity
Every moment focused on success


Chessington School is part of Every Child Every Day Academy Trust, a company limited by guarantee that is registered in England (Company Number: 08185432), with a registered office c/o Grey Court School, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 7HN

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