CORT Furniture and Chessington School support children’s wellbeing

Chessington School and CORT Furniture have hit the wider headlines with their work to support young people’s mental health.

Last month, Surrey Live/Surrey Advertiser reported on the school’s excellent work to support young people’s mental health. The school offers mindfulness groups, a trained counsellor and student mental health ambassadors along with eating disorder and self-harming seminars.

Its PTA-funded, Wellbeing Room, provides a welcoming space for Mental Health team meetings, counselling and nurse appointments. The room is furnished with a two-seater sofa, chair, side tables, lamp, cushions and accessories making it a safe and cosy room to meet in.

Cort Furniture, who have a showroom and sales floor at 28 Barwell Business Park, provided all the furniture.

Gabrielle Jackson, personal development coordinator and pastoral support at the school, told Surrey Live: “The children need a special place to go to when they’re feeling stressed and need five minutes of time out. The wellbeing room is for kids who need to go and just have time and space to calm down.”