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About the Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark

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The Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark is a school's opportunity to commit to improving the mental health and well-being of everyone connected with your school.

The Charter Mark is made up of three elements:

The Charter Mark has been developed by Sandwell Council's Inclusion Support Educational Psychologists in partnership with the council's Public Health team. The process is always co-ordinated by a Sandwell Council Educational Psychologist (EP).

Our programme is intended to be delivered universally through all schools; primary, secondary, residential units and specialist provisions (SEMH, PMLD) across Sandwell.

Schools which opt-in to this programme are awarded the Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark if they can demonstrate that they take a whole school approach to emotional health and well-being through a process of audit, action planning and review.

The Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark is now entering its fifth year working to support a whole school approach to social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) in Sandwell schools. It has been developed for the children of Sandwell and is free to all Sandwell primary, secondary and specialist provisions. After three years, you can renew your Charter Mark.

So far, the Charter Mark is being carried out in more than 80% of schools in Sandwell. The Charter Mark is also available to schools outside Sandwell.

Get in touch about the Well-being Charter Mark

Come along to our event in March 2020.

Meet the Well-being Charter Mark team

Colette Soan – Specialist Senior EP

Colette is a member of Inclusion Support, Educational and Child Psychologist Team. Along with Dr Helen Tyson she has developed the Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark in collaboration with Sandwell Public Health. 

Helen Tyson – Specialist Senior EP

Helen has worked as an EP in Sandwell since 2014.  She has worked alongside Colette to develop the Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark and support the Research Psychology Team.  Helen also delivers school-based EP work in the north of the borough.

Sarah Corns – Research Psychologist

A Research Psychologist, Sarah is in her third year of working with the Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark, with the aspiration to become an Educational Psychologist. 

Bethany Williams – Research Psychologist 

Bethany is a Research Psychologist working as part of the Charter Mark Team.

If you have any questions please get in touch by completing this form or email the team at

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