Emotional Wealth

At Earl Mortimer College we recognise the importance of promoting students mental and emotional well-being. This is known as Emotional Wealth. Emotional and mental health is as important as physical health and is promoted here at EMC on a daily basis through lessons, tutor time activities and Skills for Life lessons. We aim to assist students through the emotional and mental struggles they may face on a daily basis.

As a college, we are aiming to:

  • prioritise the mental and emotional wealth of all students
  • develop resilience in situations where needed
  • teach students ‘how to cope’ with the pressures we feel day-to-day
  • listen to all students
  • develop staff confidence in dealing with issues with students and colleagues
  • promote understanding and identifying issues early

Exam Preparation

Exam season is fast approaching and is likely to be a very stressful time for students.  Please click on the links below for some tips for parents and students on how to look after yourself during this period.

Looking After Yourself During Your GCSEs – A guide for students.

An emotionally healthy approach to GCSEs – A guide for parents.


Youth Mental Health
An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress. Please click here to find out more information.

Strong Young Minds ProjectSYM

Strong Young Minds is a Big Lottery funded project designed to improve the mental health & wellbeing of young people in Herefordshire.

The SYM Project is for young people (10 – 24 yrs) who are disenfranchised, distressed, unemployed, at risk of social isolation, poor achievement & ill health, due to poor mental health and wellbeing.

We work with young people to address issues which can have an adverse effect on their mental health & wellbeing, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self harm, bullying, cyberbullying, relationship breakdown, employability, low self esteem, body image & loss.

To find out more information on Strong Young Minds, please click here.