The Wellbeing Practitioner role is part of a brand new service, providing mental health support for children and young people within school. We realise there are a lot of stresses and pressures in life, especially on young people and this can get overwhelming.
The Wellbeing Practitioners aim is to improve early access to low intensity, evidence based treatments for children and young people suffering with mild to moderate mental health needs suchas anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and low mood.
The interventions delivered are designed to be effective in short sessions; typically the WellbeingPractitioner will offer 4-6 of these sessions. Most low intensity interventions are based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and focus on the links between our thoughts,feelings and behaviours; these are often delivered as guided self-help.
Our aim is to work with the young person to gain a shared understanding of their difficulty, and look at ways of working through this together. We believe in empowering young people to develop the skills to deal with this difficulty if it were to arise again in the future.
Wellbeing Practitioners are based at Thomas Alleyne’s High School, Uttoxeter and That Place, Burton.