Our involvement supports emotional well-being, mental health, behaviour and learning on an individual, group and whole school or organisational basis. We work using trauma informed and person-centred approaches that draw on the strengths of each individual child or young person to find what works best for them. Our team are specialists working within the fields of trauma, attachment, adoption and sleep, where we develop and grow our evidence-based psychological approaches and therapeutic interventions.
Our team work with you in different ways, including face-to-face, over the phone and using video calls.
In recent years we have developed new ways of working, including greater use of digital tools such as virtual consultation, some assessment and online meetings.
When we work with children, young people, their families and settings we discuss how best to work with them, and make person-centred decisions based on what will provide the best outcomes.
We seek feedback and continually review how we work in order to further develop our service offer that includes face to face, digital and hybrid working (in other words a mixture of both).
Supporting children and young people with additional needs and Special Educational Needs and or Disability (SEND)
Our offer via Suffolk CYP Inclusion Services includes:
- Delivering services as part of the Graduated Response to SEND
- Supporting the SENCO, Teaching Assistant and Education Mental Health Lead Networks, delivering training and contribution towards the SENCO Support Line
- Psychological statutory advice
- Contributing toward statutory processes such as Annual Reviews or Tribunals
- Critical Incident Support
- Partnership working with the Virtual School, Adoption and the Youth Justice Service.
Traded Work with schools
From September 2022 our work will largely be delivered via packages of support. This means that we can provide a bespoke offer from the range of professionals in our team in order to deliver a service that best meets your settings needs.
Our offer includes:
- We will work with you in order to shape your traded P&TS package. View the P&TS Traded Packages 2022 - 2023 (PDF, 240KB).
- EP Analysis of Additional Needs (AANT)
- Additional Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Supervision (the original ELSA training and supervision package is currently being grant funded via SCC).
Wellbeing in Education
Colleagues from across P&TS are working closely with NHS psychologists and staff across many services in order to provide a wide range of support and materials that support the mental health and wellbeing of families as well as staff. These resources can be found on the Wellbeing and Education website at: www.suffolk.gov.uk/wellbeingeducation. The website includes the below topics:
- Children and young people’s wellbeing support for educational staff
- Children and young people's wellbeing support for families
- Staff wellbeing support
- Having a whole school or college approach
- Emotional based school avoidance
- Mental Health Lead Network
- Wellbeing in Education Podcast
- Latest news and events / training calendar.