Positive mental health for children and young people
Without good mental health, the ability to learn and take in new information can be significantly affected. Schools have an important opportunity to nurture and support the mental health of their pupils to increase their resilience.
We provide emotional and mental health services in primary and secondary schools, building children’s resilience through interactive learning, talking and creative work.
Our services help to raise awareness of mental health among young people, support the early identification of emerging mental health problems and to offer an early intervention for young people who will benefit from some support
We help children and young people to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including friendships and healthy relationships, exam stress, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect, and trauma.
We work to increase achievements of pupils and support them through transitions.
We work in close partnership with schools tailoring our menu of services to meet individual school’s needs.
Our support ranges from one-off roadshows and assemblies to regular and ongoing support to enable young people to fulfil their potential.
Our Peace of Mind counselling service provides early stage, individual support for young people. Our qualified counsellors are trained in a variety of approaches and work to the ethical framework for good practice of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Mental Health Awareness Sessions / Workshops
Providing young people, teachers and parents with practical tools for building resilience, self-esteem, confidence and good mental health. The sessions help to raise awareness and challenge stigmas, breaking down barriers for young people to talk about mental health issues and access the help they need.
Mental Health First Aid
A recognised qualification for teachers, parents and young volunteers. This provides a good understanding of a range of mental health issues and how best to help young people and signpost to other support and specialist services. This is an essential tools for teachers and parents in identifying emerging mental health needs to prevent problems escalating. Delivered by YMCA Norfolk’s trained and qualified youth workers.
Mental Health Roadshows
Providing a high impact, one-off event that will engage large numbers of young people in mental health issues. This can be used to respond to young people needs and explore a particular issue that is relevant at the time such as; exam stress, body confidence, food and mood and friendships and healthy relationships.
Young Mental Health Champions – Peer to Peer Education
Support for schools to set up an internal peer mentoring scheme, which focuses on supporting students overall well-being and addressing low-level mental health concerns before they escalate.
Find out more about how we can support your school
YMCA Norfolk is a recognised and trusted provider with over 20 years experience delivering pastoral services in schools. We offer a range of tailored services and delivery models around mental health and wellbeing to meet the needs of your school and its pupils.
Flexible funding is available for schools, federations of schools, clusters and academies. We would be pleased to meet with you to discuss how we can support your school.
Youth and Community Manager
T: 01493 854162
M: 07530 080311