Our preventative programme supports young people aged 11-18 at risk of poor mental health, school exclusion and violence. 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.
We support young people affected by trauma to have the social and emotional support they need to thrive. Without the right support, they are more likely to be excluded from school and have potential involvement in crime and violence. All of the young people we support are recognised as vulnerable by their school, nearly 54% are eligible for Pupil Premium, a third have involvement with Social Services and a quarter have been excluded at least once.
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.