Schools Programme

                                         ALL BEHAVIOUR HAS MEANING 

We have now completed our bespoke “All Behaviour Has Meaning ” training module especially designed with schools and teachers in mind.

This helps address the worry that teachers have in how they hold that space for children in their care that have some mental health challenges such as self harm etc., These children may well have some degree of outside assistance from CAMHS or educational psychologists.  Their concerns are what happens for the rest of the time that equates to  the majority of the time spent under their care in school time.

They tell us they need some tools and a way of helping that gives them confidence they are offering help and not making things worse. This training gives the insights they require to make a difference .



We have had a great uptake for our schools programme , and have been surprised by the number of schools where “self harm ”  is an ongoing cause for concern. This is widespread and in some areas 1 in 10 of our young are doing this which needs addressing!

The good news is we can do something about this and help our young work through this . Please get in touch for our self harm training for teachers .



Let us come and talk through what we can offer your school in terms of mental health issues and awareness training.

Firstly we always consult with your team and  just listen to what you are doing at present and where you might think there could be some gaps in knowledge or requirement for deeper understanding . Then and only then after evaluation would we  jointly devise a plan of action to address your  current issues .

One in ten Children between 5-16 years ( 3 IN EVERY CLASS) has a recognizable mental health issue !!

It’s crucially important to get in early. if so great results can result and stop issues embedding .


Mental Health & Wellbeing  Schools Programme

Our Schools programme is all about raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues in our children and young adults

The figures show that the incidence is on the increase in a recent survey from the Girlguiding 2015 girls survey says 82% of girls aged 11 to 21 say adults don’t recognise the pressure they are under.

This must surely be addressed in the school arena where in  a fully supported environment,  an open informed discussions can take place  to get rid of any misconceived stigma that can contribute to anyone feeling held back from seeking help.

Schools can choose from below and make a  bespoke list that suits their specific needs this can be delivered to staff and to students :-

                                         Mental Health & Wellbeing in schools Programme

Project Aim

To give teachers the tools to address the issues of mental health & wellbeing  in their schools , break down any stigma and  cause a shift in students mindset creating a positive culture.  This gives the knowledge of “knowing when & how to act.”! Spotting the early signs and being able to identify high risk factors attributed to emotional distress

 Programme content :-     These sessions give clear guidance upon how to interpret behaviour and can be bespoke (pick & mix)  to meet your school’s particular requirements.

  • “All behaviour has meaning” Behavioural analysis and understanding
  • De-escalation techniques   — How to deal with challenging behaviour
  • Mindfulness lesson plans  to reduce stress , anxiety & improve student wellbeing
  •  Mental health awareness to dispel the stigma ,
  • Knowing  when & how to intervene
  •  Bullying ( including on-line ) Changing student’s mindset to create a positive school culture.
  • Dealing with obesity & eating disorders using open forum
  • Observational skills and the importance of non-verbal communication
  • Addressing Low self esteem & limiting beliefs that hold children back
  • Psychological assessments for individuals
  • Coaching for leaders and team build

some poignant statistics ;

  2. One in ten children aged between 5 and 16 years has a recognisable mental health issue.
  3. Half of those with lifetime mental illness (excluding dementia) first experience symptoms by the age of 14, and three-quarters before their mid-20s;
  4. The rates of disorder rise steeply in middle to late adolescence. By 11–15 it is 13% for boys and 10% for girls, and approaching adult rates of around 23% by age 18–20 years;
  5. Self-harming in young people is not uncommon (10–13% of 15–16-year-olds have self-harmed) but only a fraction of cases are seen in hospital settings.
  6. Although effective treatments are available only around 25% of those who need such treatment receive it.
  7. 11–16 year olds with an emotional disorder are more likely to smoke, drink and use drugs;