Support & Wellbeing
A range of support for our pupils is available for our pupils either directly at the school or by referral from the school.
Support Available Within the School
Student Assistance Program (SAP)
Support groups provide a safe, supportive environment where children can talk about challenges in their lives. In an atmosphere of trust and warmth, members can share concerns, formulate goals, support each other, and grow in a positive direction.
Issues range from low feelings or self-worth and difficulty in making and keeping friendships to concern for the use of drugs and alcohol by self and others.
Please contact Mrs Steel for details – Please click here to download a leaflet.
Anger Management Programmes
Offering support to pupils to help them understand and manage their own anger – Please contact Mrs Alison Hurst
Self Esteem Programmes
One to one or group work to help pupils raise their self esteem and confidence levels – Please contact Mrs Alison Hurst
Be Smart, Be Cool, Be Positive This programme is a child-centred approach aiming to help young people to:
- Identify and work towards goals
- Learn how to build on their talents and skills to overcome difficulties and solve problems
- Think, feel and behave in more positive ways
- Develop lifelong coping skills
Who might benefit from this programme? The programme has helped young people overcome a range of problems including:-
- Low Self Esteem
- Anxiety and Worries
- Low Mood
- Coping with Family Changes
- Relationship Difficulties
For more information please contact Mrs Joanne Steel. Further Information also available here. Bibliotherapy Scheme
What is Bibliotherapy?
Children and families can often be helped by reading appropriate “self-help” material.
Many self-help books have been shown to be very useful in helping children overcome a range of emotional and psychological problems.
This use of books as a means of providing such help is known as “Bibliotherapy”.
Topics include s development, difficulties with sleep, worries, bereavement and divorce, behaviour problems, confidence and self esteem, and supporting teenagers.
The scheme is aimed at parents and families and the books have been specially chosen to help families and carers to cope with issues they may be facing, perhaps to help alongside other support services.
Please contact Mrs Joanne Steel for further information.
The School Nurse
School Nurses are qualified nurses with additional training to identify a child or young person’s health needs.
Mrs Hughes-Morris can be contacted on 07919291191.
Further information about the school nursing service is available here.
The School Counselling Service.
What is counselling?
The opportunity to talk about things that are concerning us, in confidence and with a qualified counsellor. What is spoken about will depend on the individual, but common themes are stress, relationships, change, loss and distressing traumatic events.
Other sources of support.
CAMHS CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. We are a team of doctors, nurses, psychologists and therapists who help young people up to the age of 18 with mental health problems. Many young people do not have mental illnesses but may have serious problems with their emotions, behaviour, relationships with other people or coping with stress or trauma. CAHMS aim to offer the most up to date and best researched treatments. Please see Mrs Steel or click here for more details. Barnados Barnados provide a range of support services for children e.g. Alcohol & Substance misuse issues – click for details. Viva Viva is a specialist service offering support to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans young people (and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity) and their families. The services are available to young people aged between 11 and 25. Viva provides a safe and welcoming space for young people to access informal education opportunities and support from specialist LGBT staff. Please see Mrs Joanne Steel for further information or click here. Women’s Aid Support for people experiencing domestic abuse and cyber bullying. Click here for their website. Leaflet available here.
Team Around the Family (TAF) Team Around the Family can help you to support your family during a time of need. They will provide support to the family to ensure all needs are met in a co-ordinated manner. Click here for further information or see Mrs Steel. Bereavement/ Loss Services Cruse Bereavement Care North Wales – click for details. Seasons for Growth Seasons for Growth is a loss and grief peer-group education programme to support young people aged 6-18 years and adults who are affected by change, loss and grief – click for details Childline Child line can be called anytime on 0800 1111 – click for their website. .