I would like to introduce myself to you as the Service Co-ordinator of the Changing Lives Mental Health Support Team, (part of action for children).
We are a team of Mental Health Practitioners based within The Bemrose School and work with numerous schools within the Derby City area.
We are an early intervention service that offers short-term, evidence-based interventions (6-8 sessions) to children and young people identified to have mild-moderate signs of anxiety/low mood. For children in secondary schools the sessions will be 1:1. We also offer parent-led sessions for Primary-aged children who have been identified to be struggling with their emotional wellbeing and group sessions for children with low self-esteem, exam stress and friendship worries.
We have just come through unprecedented times and we are finding some young people/families are struggling with their mental health and our service is here to help. If you feel that your child is struggling, please speak to a member of the pastoral team, or the mental health lead within your school as they can submit a referral on your behalf or alternatively you can self-refer.
We can also support in signposting families to services appropriate to their needs if our service is not appropriate.
Changing Lives Derby & Derbyshire
Please click the links below for more information:
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The Blues Programme
Our service runs a programme designed to support students aged 13-16 years. This is called the Blues Programme and focuses on providing tools and understanding to manage the symptoms of anxiety, stress, and low mood.
Please take a look at the website: Helping young people with mental health | The Blues Programme | Action For Children