Early intervention for children and young people’s mental health problems 2017-11-18T18:01:44+00:00

Mental Health and Wellbeing Early Intervetion Services

We offer specialised early intervention support to help improve mental health, wellbeing and resilience in children and young people.

Every day we hear more and more sad and terrifying figures about the number of children and young people developing or experiencing low resilience, poor self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and mental health problems. Research in the UK informs us that at least 1 in 10 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, this has an impact on future opportunities, exam results, school attendance, relationships, economic input and self-worth. Not taking action or continuing with a approach to mental health problems will only led to a higher number of children and young people needing support.

Developing Resilience and Wellbeing in Children and Young People

We provide a range of interventions, programmes and resources that improve the resilience and wellbeing of children and young people. In applying our approach through a range of methods we provide effective and evidence based solutions that prevent mental health problems developing.

Working collaboratively with children and young people has enabled us to build a clear understanding of the difficulties they face which are contributing to poor mental health and symptoms of mental illness. This knowledge has enabled us to ensure that our interventions are accessible and available in school and community. We offer one to one sessions, small group sessions and larger workshops for children and young people.

We know children and young people need strategies that work and that enable them to help themselves improve wellbeing. All our interventions are designed to do exactly that. Children and young people accessing our support are empowered and feel confident and able to continue using strategies they have learned, even long after they have completed our interventions.

Whole School Approaches to Mental Health

Whole school approaches to mental health are one of the most effective ways of preventing mental health problems developing. We specialise in working with schools to develop whole school early intervention programmes that improve wellbeing and develop resilience. Commisioned by CCG’s and as part of Future in Mind local transformation, we have worked in collaboration with 20 schools, the NHS and national charities to develop our School Resilience Programme. Our multi school, large scale mental health early intervention programme equips schools with sustainable strategies that imporve the wellbeing of whole school communities.

Resources, Toolkits and Training

An effective and achievable way to increase the capacity to support children and young people prevent mental health problems is through developing the workforce. We believe in upskilling practitioners to increase skills, strategies and resources that positively impact on children and young people’s wellbeing. We have created several training packages, toolkits and resources, that offer a range of strategies to use with children and young people that improve their wellbeing and increase resilience.

Targeted Intervention Programmes

We work collaboratively with organisations and schools to provide targeted early intervention programmes for young people at risk of developing mental health problems. We have developed a peer support programme that improves wellbeing of young people. We have developed and provided and many targeted early intervention programmes for funders and commissioners that include: Children in Need, Awards for All, Sport England, Job Center Plus, Office for the Police Crime Commissioner, Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, CAMHS, Housing Associations, schools and third sector organisations.

Parents Wellbeing Support

With an increase in the number of children and young people experiencing mental health problems we know that many parents feel confused and frustrated that there is not something more they can do so to support their child. We have designed our support for parents to help them develop skills and feel confident to better support their children to develop resilience and emotional health. We provide workshop sessions or coaching sessions to support parent learn strategies that support their child who may be experiencing mental health problems.

Evaluation and Monitoring

We use a range of before and after measures to evaluate our support services. This gives us an opportunity to understand the progress the people we support have made. All our interventions are measured for their effectiveness, this helps us continue to ensure positive outcomes for children and young people. We use these measurements to provide impact reports for our funders and commissioners as well as monitoring quality and continuing to innovate our services.

About Our Team

Our support is delivered by our experienced team of Wellbeing Consultants, Coaches, Key Workers and Trainers. Our delivery team all have a wealth of experience and qualifications gained from a range of backgrounds including positive psychology, coaching, youth work and education. Our team are all passionate about supporting people to develop and improve their resilience, wellbeing and mental health.

Testimonials

Training and practising as a Wellbeing Ambassador has really improved my self-confidence, mental wellbeing and positivity. It’s such a well-run programme and has a great impact on Ambassadors and the year 7’s we supported.
MackenzieYear 12 (was year 11)Brighouse High SchooYorkshire