Meeting school leaders and pupils in person

The High Sheriff was delighted to meet Chris Hickford, chief executive of The Eikon Charity, in person again at the Fullbrook School in West Byfleet, having only been able to ‘meet’ the Eikon team on a Zoom call last year.

After a chat with the students at the Eikon lunch club, Dr Llewelyn met the school’s youth support practitioner Claire Matthews and a young person who has benefited from Eikon’s support.

Dr Llewelyn said: “I have always been impressed by the fantastic work Eikon does to help young people, so I was pleased to visit and hear more. They even have an award-winning garden with an Owl of Wisdom.” 

The charity works together with organisations such as schools and health and social care to give young people emotional wellbeing and mental health support.

Claire is one of The Eikon Charity’s specialised support workers in six schools in Surrey who help children and young people struggling with difficulties and promote ‘whole school’ wellbeing.

Learn more about The Eikon Charity.