How can schools do effective wellbeing on a shoestring?

In this interview, Clare and Denise discuss why and how her school adopted a culture of care to address mental health issues. Prevention was her initial motivation. Starting 5 years ago, Clare connected with educators and researchers from around the world to learn more about the research around wellbeing. Consistency and leadership were identified early as key components to transform her school’s culture. Clare talks about bringing wellbeing into her own family home; its challenges and successes.



Clare Erasmus is the Head of Technology, LGBT coordinator, head of Pastoral Care and the lead teacher of Wellbeing at Brighton Hill Community School in the UK. She has written the book The Mental Health and Wellbeing Handbook for Schools: Transforming Mental Health Support on a Budget. Clare and her daughter Rosie’s TEDx Talk about strengthening family relationships can be found here.