Our preventative programme supports young people aged 11-25 at risk of exclusion, offending and/or becoming involved with gangs. It aims to help young people build their emotional literacy and improve their engagement with mainstream education through group, 1:1 and art therapeutic practice.
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120562)
Since Covid-19, children have even more need of wellbeing support, with many isolating in harmful environments. Most of our participants are registered as vulnerable by their schools. The demand for our services has increased 10xs in the last few months as schools try to respond to the impact of covid-19 on their pupils emotional wellbeing. Without support, pupil outcomes are bleak, with a mental health crisis among the most disadvantaged anticipated as a consequence (Childhood Trust 2020).
We will provide our whole school approach to social and emotional wellbeing by running three interventions across our school and community partners including 1) Our intensive programme ‘Face It’ for young people at risk of exclusion and offending. This is delivered over 6-8 weeks by trained professionals using group, 1:1 and arts therapy 2) Training and support for staff and key adults 3) Influencing policy makers and practitioners on the value of being trauma-informed.
The students who attended your sessions benefitted greatly and it was brilliant for them to be able to connect up during the current situation.
The things that we learnt, like the ladder of emotions helped me when I was feeling stressed and almost about to escalate things with my brother.
Students are more likely to say "can I have 2 minutes out of the classroom?" and have an awareness of their feelings and emotions, which I think is a massive thing, not only for the students but for us as teachers as usually they act up and then we take them through some sort of punishment.
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