Evidence-based mental health solutions for busy schools & educators
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Browse our growing library of free created and curated mental health resources to benefit the mental health and wellbeing of your students and your staff. Read our blog for articles about mental health in schools. Check back regularly or join our Mailing List so we can keep you informed.Find out More
Fully Planned Programmes
Starting with our flagship 18-week Key Stage 2 Mental Health Skills Programme, we are busy writing a range of evidence-based programmes to promote the mental wellness of your community. Programmes in the pipeline include a 7-week "Worry & Wellbeing" intervention coming in August 2020.Find out More
Online Community Forum
Gain support for your school's mental health and wellbeing through our online community forum. It's a place to share ideas about mental health, and troubleshoot with teachers from other British schools. Our team is also regularly in the forum to answer your questions and offer guidance.Find out More
We offer workshops for staff, to support the mental health of secondary school students especially. We can also run bespoke workshops for primary and secondary schools, to support staff and student mental health.Find out More
We can provide bespoke phone, email and/or Skype coaching in order to support the implementation of our programmes in your school setting, providing expert guidance to improve the wellbeing of your students and staff.Find out More
Choose from a range of price plans for our paid mental health skills programmes, including individual subscriptions and plans designed for schools. Pay monthly or annually. Purchase Orders are also catered for.Find out More
Meticulously planned mental health and wellbeing lessons that show progression in the learning of vital skills. The lesson plans are easy to follow with visually appealing resources. A useful and much needed resource. Christina Wilson (Key Stage 2 teacher - London)
A time-saver for busy SENCOs such as myself. The audio instruction on the PowerPoints is particularly helpful and the online forum is a useful feature to get ongoing advice from the programme's authors and connect with schools globally about the topic of mental health. With the COVID pandemic, the downloadable resources and forum will be especially valuable for us. R. Thompson (SENCO - british curriculum school, thailand)
WORRY & WELLBEING INTERVENTION PROGRAMME COMING FOR SEPTEMBER
We’re currently writing this 7 week structured intervention programme to help children and young people manage their emotions upon returning to school in September against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to find out more about this programme.
Receive a free sample containing 3 weeks of content from our Key Stage 2 Mental Health Skills Programme . Download 3 weeks of lessons plans, PowerPoints with audio and short video instruction, posters, worksheets and homework to peruse.
Are your programmes designed for whole class use or for interventions?
Our programmes are versatile. They are skills-based and are designed for use either as small group interventions or for whole class sessions. With minimal adaptation, they can also be used for individual one-to-one interventions ("Talking Partners" are regularly mentioned - however, the student can just as easily discuss their thoughts with the adult delivering the programme). For maximal impact and efficacy for your entire school community, our programmes would ideally be implemented for the whole class and for multiple year groups across your school setting.
Which psychotherapeutic approaches are your resources based on?
Our resources, especially our downloadable mental health skills programmes, are written using the following evidence-based approaches: Mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy).
How is the Key Stage 2 Programme differentiated?
The programme features a combination of differentiation by support, outcome, task and extension. Some of the homework is differentiated by task.
Can I get a sample?
You sure can! Follow the link below to receive a FREE sample containing 3 weeks of content from our Key Stage 2 Mental Health Skills programme to download and peruse. You'll receive an emailed download link to claim your 3 weeks of PowerPoints, Lesson Plans, worksheets, posters and homework. I'd like my free sample please!
Will I get immediate access to all programme content when I subscribe?
Our content is drip-fed. In the case of our Key Stage 2 Mental Health Skills Programme (18 weeks in total), upon purchasing your subscription you will receive immediate access to the first 4 weeks of the programme. After 30 days, you'll receive access to the next 4 weeks of programme content. After a further 30 days, you'll receive access to the next 4 weeks of programme content, then after a further 30 days you'll have access to the next 4 weeks of content. After another 30 days, you'll receive access to the final 2 weeks of the programme.
Which member(s) of staff should deliver your programmes?
We recommend that our programmes are delivered either by a teacher (class teacher, SEN/intervention teacher or SENDCo) or an HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) ideally with some training in mental health. It's important that whoever delivers the programmes follows the guidelines we provide (all our programmes have comprehensive lesson plans and all resources are provided) and that they are able to maintain a non-judgmental approach during the sessions they deliver. Rest assured, we will be here to support your staff with the implementation of our programmes. If they have any questions, they can ask in our Online Community Forum, where our team is regularly on hand to offer advice and guidance about the programme content.
What if I have a question while teaching a programme?
If you have a question, you can post in our Online Community Forum where a lot of questions get answered by other community members and by members of our team. We are regularly in the Online Community Forum to answer questions and offer advice. Alternatively, you can email us directly for guidance. Rest assured, we're here to answer any questions you may have and to support you with the implementation of our programmes 🙂
What types of content / media do your programmes include?
Our programmes, starting with our 18 week Key Stage 2 Mental Health Skills programme, include weekly PowerPoints with audio instruction, as well as PDFs of lesson plans, posters, worksheets and homework. Some of the PowerPoint presentations incorporate short animated video content. We plan for our Staff Mental Health Programme to be mostly video based.
Do you offer Free Resources?
Yes, we do! Please check out our Free Resources page 🙂 Most of our free resources are taken from our fully planned paid programmes which we have written ourselves based on proven psychotherapeutic approaches. A few of our free resources are curated from elsewhere.
Are your resources / programmes a substitute for face to face counselling or psychotherapy sessions?
No. Our resources and programmes are designed to help teach children, young people and staff in schools a range of evidence-based mental health skills which have been shown in various studies to benefit mental health. Our materials are designed as a more general PSHE resource or as a targeted intervention for children about whom you have SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) concerns. However, the resources, programmes and service we offer are not intended as a substitute for counselling/psychotherapy sessions, or for an assessment with an Educational Psychologist; nor are they a substitute for any other face to face interventions with a trained mental health professional.
Do you offer in-person or virtual training sessions?
Yes, we do! Darryl in particular holds regular DBT STEPS-A (Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents) sessions for secondary school teachers, certifying them to deliver this evidence-based mental health skills programme to secondary age students. See our Training and Consultancy page.
Our overarching aim is to write and offer as much online/virtual content as possible in the form of our online programmes, so that we can positively impact the mental health of school communities as far and wide as possible without travel being a limitation. 🙂