Message from Well-Being Lead

Our Mission statement includes the following:

To promote positive well-being and emotional mental health for all . This ensures learners have the necessary lifelong skills to look after their well-being and the resilience to lead happy, fulfilled lives as members of our community. 
We are committed to ensuring you leave school with the skills and resilience to live life to the full as healthy, confident individuals. As part of this, we have committed ourselves to achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS). The award recognises a school’s efforts to promote positive emotional well-being and mental health education and support. we are required to complete an action plan and recognise what we do well already and what we need to do to improve.  
The journey to accreditation will take many months and you will be provided with updates on our progress.
Amanda Creevy- Assistant Headteacher

Mental and Emotional Health in the Curriculum

At CQHS you focus on mental and emotional health in both key stages and at different points throughout the school year. In KS3 you have 2 health and wellbeing lessons per fortnight. The following topics are covered:


  • Exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle
  • Introduction to a healthy lifestyle
  • Mental Health and Well-being
  • Preparing healthy meals
  • Anti-Bullying Awareness
  • Child Poverty in Wales
  • Understanding Relationships
  • Understanding Substance Misuse
  • Understanding the effects of alcohol
The topics are chosen, according to the results of the SHRN report. This ensures we are covering topics which are the most relevant to learners at our school.
At KS4, mental and emotional health is covered in citizenship lessons.  The following topics are covered:
  • What is binge drinking
  • Social media and self-esteem
  • What is body positive?
  • The importance of sleep
  • Relationship and sex education
  • Positivity and happiness

CQHS is well on its’ way to submitting for the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS). The award focuses on changing the long-term culture of the whole school. Using an evidence-based framework to drive change, it is enabling us to improve our emotional health & wellbeing provision for learners and staff. This award ensures mental health and wellbeing sit at the heart of school life and at the heart of the CQHS family.

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Location: CQHS, Golftyn Lane, Connahs Quay, CH5 4BH

Main Office Telephone: 01244 813491

School Day: M-F: 8:50am - 3:15pm