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MHST Trailblazer

As part of the national trailblazer to improve access to children’s mental health services, we are supporting educational settings to develop their whole school/college approach to mental health and well-being, delivering evidence based psychological therapies and supporting the development of pathways to external services including our specialist CaMHS Services.

Please follow the links below to find out further information about the Trailblazer project and how we are supporting you during this time.


COVID 19 OFFER

Younger Children and Staff


Tools for Transition & Change

2-3 session 1 hr workshops, aimed at supporting Year 6 children. The overall aim is in normalising children’s anxieties and developing coping strategies related to change. Virtual delivery to whole class groups by therapists with the option of delivery by facilitation and co-facilitation of teaching staff.


Overcoming Uncertainty

1 hr Wellbeing Workshop developed in collaboration with primary school teaching staff with the aim of supporting general anxieties primary school age children may be experiencing, with a particular focus on anxieties as a result of Covid-19. Delivered by therapists and with the option of co-facilitation or facilitation with key teaching staff.


Reset & Restart – Staff Wellbeing Workshop

1hr emotional wellbeing session for teaching staff with a key focus on transition and change, self-reflection and the development of wellbeing toolkits. Pre-recorded or live delivery via a range of digital platforms.


We Eat Elephants – Engaging and fun story-based learning

Aged 5-8 – Understanding emotions using engaging and colourful resources, we can help young children understand what they are feeling, why, and how to deal with the effects. With scenarios to talk through, feelings cards to help explain, and other well tested CBT methods, We Eat Elephants is a great way to help children learn to communicate and express their emotions.

Aged 9-12 – Making changes to how you feel dealing with current issues that our children face in both school and the home environment. The loss of a loved one, failing to reach targets, peer pressure and much more, these situations can be talked through and dealt with by using our tools and resources, tailored for children of this age.

All sessions have been pre-recorded and can be delivered either via a Live Platform for children returning to school or those who remain at home. Delivered by therapists and with the option of co-facilitation with teaching staff.


Keeping Your Cool

A 4 week programme, built upon recognised CBT techniques and psychological approaches to develop emotional literacy, emotional regulation and development of strategies to help reduce unhelpful behaviour. Delivered by therapists and with the option of co-facilitation with teaching staff.


Multi-Media 1:1 Psychological Therapy

Delivery of evidence-based therapy for mild to moderate mental health presentations including anxiety, low mood and behaviour. Work delivered to parents and or children with sessions using variety of methods including video link or telephone. Delivered remotely into the school setting or for children at home


Overcoming your Childs Worries and Anxieties – Parent Led CBT

A guided programme delivered to parents/carers of children aged 5-12yrs presenting with Anxiety. This evidenced based programme teaches Cognitive Behavioural Therapy strategies so that parents/carers can use them with their child to overcome Anxiety. 


Reset & Restart – Staff Wellbeing Workshop

1hr emotional wellbeing session for teaching staff with a key focus on transition and change, self-reflection and the development of wellbeing toolkits. Pre-recorded or Live delivery via a range of digital platforms


Provisional Supervision Support 

Dedicated individual support through Consultation groups or individual settings and provided by Senior Therapists and Schools Cluster Leads

We provide individual and group supervision and consultation to professionals including teaching and support staff. We aim to support your practice in a professional and creative way. Alliance supervision has been designed to help you with solutions to challenges that arise within your working environment around children’s mental health and wellbeing.

What are the benefits?

  • Independently facilitated supervision sessions
  • Develop best practice through reflection and help manage the emotional and psychological impact of the work
  • Develop competency and confidence of staff
  • Practical strategies and general support around all aspects of emotional health and wellbeing
  • Improve understanding of challenging behaviours and complex issues

Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy Support and Guidance: 

Support from the MHST to review, improve and develop school wellbeing policies. We can provide example templates linked to best practice and examples from other educational settings.


Staying Connected

We can provide you with a newsletter to keep you up to date with new developments and all MHST activity. 


Being Resourceful

Support you in developing a dedicated wellbeing page with recommended resources on your website.  MHST can support teaching staff with developing their own pack of useful COVID-19 resources that have been issued within consultation.


Psychological Worksheets and Activities

Can be uploaded on to your Social Media/Virtual Learning platforms already in place.

Secondary and FE Settings – as above but also includes; 


It’s a WRAP

4 1hr session workshops to learn and develop strategies for anxiety, worry, reducing avoidance and problem-solving skills. 


4 weeks to Wellbeing

4, 1hr session healthy lifestyle workshops, focused on developing good routines, improving sleeping habits, managing unhelpful thoughts and increasing activity of enjoyable hobbies.

Self Help Resources

Take a look at some of the websites and apps that can support you.

Start your Journey

https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.investorsinpeople.com
https://www.livingwage.org.uk

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