Dear Parents/Carers,

I would like to introduce our team, Compass- Changing Lives Mental Health Support Team.

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.

How you can access the service

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.

You can speak to one of the friendly team by ringing us on 01332 315569.

We will ask you a few questions to get started, then one of our team members will call you back to make sure we’re the right people to help. We also accept written Requests for Support from young people, parents, carers and professionals. Just fill in the Request for Support form and return it.

We can also support in signposting families to services appropriate to their needs if our service is not appropriate.

Kind regards

Christina Wilford

Team Leader

Compass – Changing Lives – Derby & Derbyshire

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