We prioritise the mental health and well being of our whole school community. As part of our pastoral care provision we have a wide range of services and approaches we can offer to our pupils.
- Lego Based Therapy
- Drawing and Talking Therapy
- Use of our school sensory room
- School counselling service
- Specific programmes to target emotional health and well being through use of external services e.g. RISE and REACH
- Mental health and well being programmes e.g. offered through a range of agencies/charities e.g. AwareNI
- Referrals to the Family Support Hub
In school we have two trained mental health first aiders - Mrs M Savage (Learning Supoort Coordinator) and Mrs S Burns (VP) who is also an EA Well Being Champion.
Please get in touch if we can support your child or you as a parent/carer with any pastoral concern by contacting Mrs Burns via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling in to the office to arrange a face to face meeting.
All of our Foundation Stage staff, teaching assistants and our Learning Support Staff have been trained in Lego Based Therapy in connection with Mindwise and Calm with Carole. Our Vice Principal and Learning Support Coordinator have also been trained. We currently offer this therapy to individual children, groups of children and as an after schools activity.
Drawing and Talking Therapy
Our Vice Principal is a qualified Drawing and Talking therapist and as a school
we offer this support to pupils on a 1-1 basis.
Drawing and Talking is a therapeutic intervention for children and adults. Through a 12-week cycle of sessions this non-intrusive tool allows children and young people to bring what they need to their sessions. Utilising drawing as a way to help them express their feelings differently in ordinary verbal language. The Drawing and Talking therapeutic approach allows individuals to discover and communicate emotions through a non-directed technique.