Mental health services for schools
The youth team provide a range of mental health services across West London schools and colleges. We are passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues and challenging stigma. All of our services provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental health and wellbeing.
We are pioneering within the youth mental health field and our services promote a whole school approach to wellbeing in education. We survey the whole school, including pupils, teachers and parents. Then we assess which interventions would best suit the school’s needs. These might include workshops, advice and training.
Whether you’re a young person, a teacher or a commissioner, get in contact with us to find out what our youth team can offer you.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7471 0592
Our interactive psycho-educational programmes for students aged 10 and 18 (Years 6 to 13) improve young people’s psychological wellbeing by building resilience, challenging stigma, promoting positive wellbeing strategies and raising awareness of support options.
The workshops offer:
- Mental health awareness and challenging stigma
- 5 ways to wellbeing
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Building resilience
- Digital wellbeing
- Managing stress and academic pressure
- Managing difficult emotions
- Sleep hygiene
- Food and mood
- Transitions (to secondary school/college/university/work)
- Knowing where and how to access further support
We can deliver workshops individually or as part of a full programme, during PSHE lessons, student events, drop down days, assemblies and teacher training events.
Who can access our psycho-educational programmes?
- 10 to 18 year olds
- Up to 25 year olds for people with special educational needs and learning disabilities
- Young people at schools, colleges and youth organisations in Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hounslow and Ealing
I would recommend the programme because it can really influence a person’s life and make it better.
The key thing I learnt is that everyone has mental health and others have mental illness that we might not be able to see or experience first-hand.
Our wellbeing advice service provides young people with practical one-to-one wellbeing support in schools, colleges and youth organisations. Our focus is early intervention in managing mental health problems.
We can offer:
- One to one support via face to face, email and telephone
- help to identify early warning signs and symptoms of mental health problems so they can access support before their mental health gets worse
- Student events and workshops
- Peer support groups
- Support to explore practical ways to manage mental health and wellbeing.
Who can access our Wellbeing Advice Service?
- 13 – 25 year olds
- Young people at schools, colleges and youth organisations in Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hounslow and Ealing.
In my opinion, in a short period of time, the service has had an immediate impact in improving the quality of pastoral/mental health support within the college and I hope very much that this is a project that will have opportunity to grow and develop.
Head of Student Services and Safeguarding Lead at St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College
Now I feel much more comfortable and less embarrassed about the difficulties I experience because I have learnt new strategies to manage my thoughts and feelings. It has only been a short amount of time but the service has helped me a lot.
Youth professionals training
We provide consultation and mental health training to professionals working with young people across West London. We have a variety of training packages available, to suit the needs of your staff.
Our Youth Professionals Training offers:
- Trauma and Bereavement Training (1 day): Provides participants the tools to support young people affected by trauma.
- Mental Health First Aid Youth Certification (2 days): Provides participants with an in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and the things that affect their wellbeing.
- Managing Mental Health in the Workplace (4 hours): Equips staff and managers (with or without line-management experience) with the knowledge and confidence to effectively manage the wellbeing of themselves and/or their staff.
- Mental Health Awareness: Child, Adolescent and Families Training (1 day): Focuses on mental health in relation to childhood development and attachment theory.
- Youth Mental Health Awareness: This training can be tailored to your needs but would typically cover: best practice and models of support; spotting signs and symptoms; signposting and further support for young people; having difficult conversations; emerging issues that affect young people and self-care.
‘A Whole School Approach to Mental Health’ and embedding mental health and wellbeing into your school community.
Who can access our Youth Professionals Training?
- Educational professionals
- Youth voluntary sector professionals
- Health professionals
- Local Authority staff
As a staff member, the training I received on mental health and wellbeing has been very useful. Now I am fully aware what the meaning of mental health is… I am more aware of early signs and I can confidently refer our learners.