Welcome to Well Beings!
Supporting Whole School Mental Health and Wellbeing
Well Beings uses evidence-based research and proactive approaches to support schools in creating positive learning environments where children develop self-esteem, resilience and emotional wellbeing.
Well Beings offers a range of training for schools to ensure that staff feel confident in understanding the mental health needs of children and able to offer effective support.
Well Beings works directly in schools within the Midlands area, offering proactive support and advice on the social, emotional and mental health needs of the children who are currently struggling to cope in their school setting to enable them to become happy, successful learners.
Well Beings offers schools the opportunity to work towards becoming a Wellbeing School.
Hi! I'm Jo Smalley.
Founder of Well Beings - SEMH Support Ltd
I provide training and advice to empower schools to confidently and effectively support the social, emotional and mental health needs of children in their setting. Schools are working hard to successfully manage mental health and emotional wellbeing while being against many pressures and tight budgets. I see my role as offering further support to schools in creating educational settings that prioritise wellbeing and nurture happy children.
I began teaching in 2003 and soon developed an interest in the psychology of how children learn, and therefore what helped or hindered that experience. There were many children that I knew were facing difficult challenges outside of school and then trying to negotiate their way through a school day that they often didn't feel academically, emotionally or socially ready for. I felt that the current pressures within schools were also making it difficult for both the teachers and the pupils to have a sense of wellbeing. I left teaching to continue studying and to gain qualifications in Psychology.
I have been privileged to work with many schools and to have seen the difference that can be made to a child's emotional wellbeing and experience of school when the correct social, emotional and mental health support is in place.
Well Beings - SEMH Support was created to offer schools informative, evidence-based training and practical support in their settings so that staff feel confident in supporting vulnerable children in their school.
Well Beings- SEMH Support offers training for school staff on a range of Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Wellbeing topics.
Well Beings- SEMH Support offers advice and support for schools to promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and staff.
Become a Wellbeing School
Well Beings- SEMH Support offers schools the opportunity to become a wellbeing awarded School.
What People Say...
“I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JO'S PRACTICAL APPROACH TO WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE. SHE HAS THE ABILITY AND EXPERIENCE TO OFFER SOLID ADVICE TO ORGANISATIONS WHICH PROMOTES HEALTHY ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES. SHE IS TOTALLY TUNED INTO INDIVIDUALS AND OFFERS BESPOKE SOLUTIONS."
Dr Bogusia Matusiak Varley~ International Consultant and School Improvement Advisor