Schools

We work with a variety of primary and secondary schools and colleges across Lincolnshire offering 1:1 counselling for students and staff, staff training and award winning emotional wellbeing workshops for students.

We understand the challenges facing those working in the education sector and we recognise that good mental health and emotional resilience within students has a far wider reach than that pupil alone.

Returning to school during & after Covid-19

Following the guidance from the Department of Education that no schools can permit outside visitors we have created a wrap around package of support for teachers and students.

Our “train the trainer” workshop will equip you with the necessary skills and confidence to support your returning pupils with their anxiety and other behavioural challenges as a direct result of Covid- 19 but also generally.

Kids Emotional Wellbeing Workshop

We have created a kids emotional wellbeing workshop specifically for managing the impact that Covid-19 has had on young minds and is blend of anxiety based activities, managing change and grief and loss.

We are delivering this training as a “train the trainer” workshop, so that you will be equipped to deliver the training yourself to all year groups in your primary school.

The training we will give you includes:

  • Workshop instructions and rationale
  • Full, detailed and timed workshop plan
  • Printable resources and worksheets
  • Materials to deliver the workshops for up to 30 pupils (this includes any craft based items but excludes paint, pens, paper)
  • Full resource list, so that you can source materials yourself for more pupils
  • Remote or face-to-face training (for up to 2 hours)
  • Access to a qualified therapist for 30 minutes post delivery for de-brief and evaluation

We are offering a “train the trainer” workshop at our centre in Lincoln on Wednesday 24 June 2020. 6pm- 8pm.

We will adhere to social distancing within the classroom and therefore places are strictly limited to 6. Only one member of staff from each school will be able to attend in person. If you are attending remotely, this will be delivered via Zoom on the same day and time as above. There is no limit on how many people can attend via Zoom but we recommend no more than two members of staff per school.

£600 per school.

Booking is essential.

Please contact Helen@supportingminds.com or call Joanne 07522817992 to confirm your place.

We will raise an invoice upon booking, so please advise us if you need to secure a purchase order number first.

Covid- 19 One to One Therapy Sessions

A qualified therapist can provide one-to-one counselling sessions to children for 30-45 minutes per week for a minimum of a 6-week period. Whilst driven by a therapeutic intent of supporting the child with their presenting issue(s), the sessions will be child-led as per our person-centred ethos, with the child governing the session content, be it talking, playing or undertaking more creative activities.

In order to make one-to-one sessions financially viable, we request a minimum of 3 children at any one time, with sessions back-to-back (a short interval is required for more than 3 children).

Sessions can be delivered digitally through our secure Cliniko platform (which is encrypted end to end and GDPR compliant). You will receive an email link at the time of booking appointments and a reminder email the day before the appointment. Simply click “join here” to be connected to the therapist at the time of the appointment.

Each separate 30-45 minute children’s session is charged at £40.

We recognise that teaching professionals may also benefit from counselling, either because of personal reasons, or as a direct result of the circumstances and challenges presenting as part of Covid-19 protocols.

Should any of your teaching staff require therapeutic support, we can offer online counselling services with a qualified therapist at a cost of £40 per session for a 50-60 minute appointment.

Investing in children’s emotional wellbeing

It is well documented that mental health in children is a key determinant of their behaviour, attainment, health and prosperityi. Here at Supporting Minds we are passionate about providing services which pro-actively support mental health as part of an individual’s general wellbeing, not just at the point of crisis. As a result of this, we have been considering how we can do more for children and young people and maximise the reach of our social mission.  

We support a number schools across Lincolnshire with award-winning workshops and one-to-one counselling provision, and we would like to take this opportunity to provide you with more information about ourselves as a ‘not for profit’ organisation along with our bespoke and affordable service provision. 

One-to-one sessions 

A qualified therapist can provide one-to-one counselling sessions to children for 30-45 minutes per week for a minimum of a 6-week period. Whilst driven by a therapeutic intent of supporting the child with their presenting issue(s), the sessions will be child-led as per our person-centred ethos, with the child governing the session content, be it talking, playing or undertaking more creative activities.  

In order to make one-to-one sessions financially viable, we request a minimum of 3 children at any one time, with sessions back-to-back (a short interval is required for more than 3 children). 

Each separate 30-45 minute children’s session is charged at £40. 

Should you require a counsellor to be on-site for the entire school day, then we can offer a 10% reduction on the price per session. 

Whole School Workshops

Each term, we can deliver emotional wellbeing children’s workshops, covering (but not limited to) the topics of: 

  • Emotional literacy 
  • Managing difficult emotions (anger, rage, anxiety) 
  • Self-esteem and resilience 
  • Self-care 
  • Sleep  
  • Loss 

Due to the varying ages of the children within the school, we would recommend splitting activities such that children remain in developmentally comparative cohorts thus ensuring that activities are appropriate to their dexterity and cognitive and emotional capabilities.  

Each workshop session is 1 to 1.5 hours and over 1 school day, we can deliver 3 to 4 workshop sessions at a charge of £700 including materials.* 

*Some materials may need to be provided by the school, but these will be standard classroom items such as pens, scissors etc. A list will be given in advance. 

Teaching Professional CPD 

To support the continuous professional development of the teaching staff and to equip them with knowledge regarding their own respective emotional/wellbeing processes (such that they can model and support the children with their own) we would advocate teacher workshop introductory sessions to precede workshop delivery.  This will not only support the development of the teacher’s own self-awareness (and therefore necessary support strategies) but highlight the benefits of ‘whole school’ mental health investment. 

Each 1.5 hour session is charged at £200 (inclusive of materials)*.

Therapist travel expenses will be incurred and invoiced at cost (£0.30 per mile) for all services.