Mental health support for Schools Mental health issues amongst our students have been on the rise, with one in 10 children in the UK now suffering with mental health issues every year. Children North East can help with specialist mental health services for schools: Clinical Counselling Our passionate team of experienced clinical counsellors work in a person-centred way to offer tailored, one to one counselling to children and young people using a range of therapy approaches. The benefits of our Counselling service include: An enriched school experience for students, including improved behaviour and increased attendance Smoother transition between year groups Coping strategies for students enabling them to increase their educational performance Challenging disruptive behaviour Wraparound support with the wider family where necessary. A school counsellor said: The needs of this student were outside of my experience so it was helpful to be able to refer to another agency that could come into the school to offer specialist help Our service runs across the north east of England and we are affiliated with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within the framework of Children and Young people on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. Alongside one to one counselling we offer a number of additional counselling interventions including: Immediate response support following a major incident Group counselling Exam stress School non-attenders Staff contributions to Child Protection and Early Intervention Plan meetings If you think our counselling services could benefit your school and students please contact our team on 0191 256 2449 or use our contact us form. BU The BU Programme is a group intervention which aims to build young people’s resilience to cope with the emotional challenges of everyday life, learning and school and develops their foundations for positive mental health. The programme is designed to support children and young people who may be: struggling to manage their emotions becoming withdrawn having difficulties with confidence, self-esteem or friendships at risk of developing more severe mental health difficulties The programme is delivered in two hour sessions over six weeks and covers five units: Communication Friendships Self-image Coping with feelings Basic mental health It has a proven track record of improving young people’s sense of well-being, including increased confidence and self-esteem, communication and relationships, and engagement in school and community activities. A school staff member said: It is important that we can help students deal with their thoughts and behaviour. This is why we are working with Children North East because they are very good at it. If you think BU could benefit your school and students please contact our team on 0191 256 2449 or use our contact us form.