We are very proud to announce we are now a GHLL Mental Health Champions school.

Mental Wellbeing

What can we do to keep our minds healthy?

Building on our very successful topic last term in KS2, Hearts and Minds, we are continuing to talk to the children in PSHE lessons and assemblies about the steps we can all take to promote our positive mental wellbeing.

As with any aspect of heath education, discussion from an early age gives children the vital skills and understanding they need to draw upon when making life choices as independent young people and into adulthood – something that is really important to us at Cashes.


The NHS suggests the “5 steps to Mental Wellbeing” shown above as little actions we can all build into our daily lives to boost our wellbeing. Click here for more detailed information.


We are keen to encourage everyone to do what they can to promote their own positive mental wellbeing.

Here is what some of our grown-ups have been getting up to...

#teamcashes raised over £1000 for Longfield - a local charity that helps people "live well with life limiting illness" by completing a sponsored walk. Miss Bliss organised the team to take part in memory of her sister, Kelsey. 

Mrs Eeley says, "I enjoy helping out at my son's Beavers group. It makes me feel proud that 26 young people get to try new activities and have fun together because of the time the leaders give. We are often active and try to be outside as much as possible. I really enjoyed a hike in our beautiful countryside a few weeks ago."

Miss Jordan says, "I play netball 3 times a week because the exercise helps me stay fit and healthy and lets me burn off energy and clear my head after a busy day. It's good to spend time with others and I really enjoy being part of a team - especially when we play well together and win!"

Miss Bliss says, "I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors. When we were on holiday together we went to visit a very special place to us - Kelsey's Head in Cornwall. It took us an hour and a half to walk out to the coast but there was lots to notice along the way."

Mr Atkinson says, "I play the tuba for Nailsworth Silver Band. I like learning new pieces and practising for competitions. It not only helps keep my heart and lungs healthy but I love the combined team work of making music together."

Mr Barnard says, "I enjoy keeping active by playing rugby and cricket. I also spend time with my friends playing on a skittles team. Last year I set myself the challenge of running the Stroud Half Marathon and I am looking forward to pushing myself even further to run the Gloucester Marathon this year - 26 miles!"

Mrs Mills says, "I love spending time with my family, especially taking our dog Bella for walks in the woods. I also love spending time in my garden. I keep active by going running with my friends. We completed the Race for Life Pretty Mudder together."

Mrs Dawson says, "I love playing netball. It lets me keep fit while I have fun with my friends. I love the feeling of success when we have a good match working together; we support each other and we laugh a lot. I also smile eveytime I see this cushion I made in my office. My friend taught me to sew and while I didn't find it easy I stuck at it and I am happy with how it turned out. When I see it I am proud of the new skills I learnt."