Supporting Emotional Wellbeing in Educational Settings

“I can’t really praise Psychology Associates enough.”

Saltash.net Community School

We can offer a wide range of services to your education setting…

As a leading Multi-Disciplinary practice comprising Educational, Clinical and Neuro Psychologists and Clinicians such as Specialist Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists, Psychology Associates offers a service that is unique in the South-West. We work direct with schools, colleges, Local Authorities and national charities. We also support children and young people and families that access the Adoption Support Fund.
Our services include staff training, consultation, casework with individual children, staff support and supervision, psychological assessment and family support. As psychologists, we use our knowledge of child development to incorporate ideas from Attachment Theory, Neuroscience and Theories of Learning, in order to improve the outcomes for young people and for the adults who parent, teach and support them.

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Our services include staff training, consultation, casework with individual children, staff support and supervision, psychological assessment, and family support. 
As Psychologists, we use our knowledge of child development to incorporate ideas from Attachment Theory, Neuroscience and Theories of Learning in order to improve outcomes for young people and for the adults who parent, teach and support them. Our focus is always on helping to identify and respond to needs in a compassionate, supportive manner that improves outcomes for both the young person and the setting. 

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help as always, you are great and I really appreciate all you do.”

Assessment, therapy, staff training and much, much more…

The Multi-Disciplinary nature of our team means that our menu of services is extensive and can always be tailored to your need. We can provide services such as:
  • Consultation – With school staff and/or parents to explore concerns and generate immediate strategies
  • Case work, assessment and one-to-one work – With individual children/young people when more detailed input is needed
  • Staff training – Attachment difficulties; Precision Teaching; Person Centred Planning; Extended non-attendance (‘School phobia’); Mental health and wellbeing
  • Staff support and supervision – Including support for senior leadership and fore ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) trained staff/others supporting vulnerable children
  • Therapy and intervention – Including Creative therapies, Mindfulness, Theraplay and Sensory Integration
  • Family Support – Direct support, family therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and therapeutic parenting
  • Therapeutic Schools Programme – Delivered over the course of an academic year and aims to provide a ‘whole school’ approach to understanding and supporting developmental trauma

A ‘whole setting’ approach to wellbeing and academic achievement…

Schools, colleges and educational settings support children to learn and develop, but this is only possible when their mental health and wellbeing and that of the adults around them, is positively supported.
Teachers and support staff all benefit as much as the young person when as education setting uses compassionate and mindful approaches in their environment. We use our understanding of learning, mental health and wellbeing to enable settings to enhance wellbeing for all, from the smallest child to the most experienced member of staff. We can provide anything from a one-off consultation or staff training session, through to an integrated package of support drawing on a range of interventions, therapies and approaches.

“That was the best training I have had in ten years as a teacher! Really well done to your team.” 

Attachment and adoption: Supporting children and their carers…

Psychology ASsociates is an Ofsted Registered Adoption Support Agency with a wealth of experience in supporting adoptive families.
One of the main services we can provide to your staff, to support them when working with adoptive children, is DDP (Dyadic Developmental Practice) training. DDP is a therapeutic approach designed to support children and families who have experienced attachment difficulties and developmental trauma.

Further services we can provide to schools with pupils who are adopted, fostered and under SGO:

  • Attachment training (Both whole school and small group work for adults working closely with traumatised children)
  • PACE training for staff (A core part of DDP and a new way of working with traumatised children)
  • Signposting to the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) and support throughout the application process
  • Therapeutic support for children and families (Which in some cases can be funded by the Adoption Support Fund)

Schools Supervision Groups

It is important that staff of schools are able to reflect on their practice, consider their wellbeing and explore innovative ways to support children, young people and families. We will be holding supervision groups for the staff of schools starting from September 2018 to July 2019. We will be focusing on; Social-emotional wellbeing and mental health, family support and safeguarding and social communication and interaction.

Please take a look at our School Supervision Leaflet for more information 

To find out more about Schools Supervision Groups please contact our Senior Educational Psychologist, Dr Emma Corrigan on …….. 0845 026 7260 or email our Events Manager, Amanda on Amanda.Taylor@psychologyassociates.org.uk