Yesterday CPS pupils and parents were delighted to welcome Dick Moore, an Old Cranleighan and a former Housemaster of North at Cranleigh School.  He gave two very informative workshops on Mental Health and Wellbeing; the relevance and importance of Dick’s message was very clear – ‘if you are struggling, talk to someone’.

In his first talk, Dick delivered a passionate, interactive workshop to our Upper School pupils.  He encouraged them to think about their own mental health and to prioritise the various pressures they experience in life, whether from friendships, school or their parents. 

Dick uses his own story as a narrative within which to deliver striking messages about self-knowledge and self-care and about the vital importance of seeking help. Dick’s experience in boarding, including being a prep school Head, and his understanding of young people, was clear in every aspect of his presentations. He was able to give both pupils and parents some long lasting advice and I am sure this talk will have impacts on many for years to come.

Dick ended both talks with the message “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain”. His message is one of hope and understanding for those facing difficulties and for those needing advice.