1 in 10 children have a diagnosable mental health difficulty, that’s roughly 3 children in every classroom.
Support for Schools
Our aim is to bring high-quality psychological solutions whatever your need. We are committed to providing evidence based psychological services for children and young people, staff and senior leadership in mainstream, alternative education providers and special school settings. We offer a range of specialist services to children, parents and professionals and have specialism in Mental Health, Autism and Learning Disability.
Our model recognises that a commitment to improving the mental health and well-being of pupils and staff requires a number of supports at various levels within an organisation. Each of our carefully focused levels of support underpins the next and helps to build a sustainable and effective approach to mental health and well-being for both pupils and staff.
Of course we recognise that each organisation may be at different stages within each level and therefore we offer tailored support to suit the needs of your organisation, meaning that the focus of work can be adjusted as required by your team.
Our Model of Support
We take a whole-school approach to mental health and well-being for pupils and staff. Each element of our model is described below and each level is intended to play a part in increasing the skills, knowledge and support available to staff and pupils.
The elements at the lower end of the model are designed to have the broadest impact across the school, benefitting pupils and staff, with more specialist elements having a narrower focus.
Each element is described below and if you want to find more about your school's requirements then please contact us using the link below.
What Support is Right for You?
We understand that no two schools are the same and we adopt a flexible approach to meeting your needs. It may be that you require more elements than others and we are always happy to accommodate specific requests.
We offer a range of ways of delivering services including bespoke stand-alone training packages, regular contracts ranging from 1 day per month through to regular day or days per week depending on your needs. We offer agreements covering specific projects or longer-term contracts depending on your needs.
We are happy to meet to discuss your needs and think about what level of support is right for your school.
Single Child-Focused Consultations or Assessment?
If you are worried about a Child then please Contact Us.
Consultation/Support around Specific Projects
If you need some help developing or delivering a new initiative or evaluating a project we have expertise in project management and evaluation.
Annual or Termly Arrangements
Have your own psychologist on site for a few hours per week, fortnight or month. Some providers prefer to have the predictability of regular clinical psychology time, so they can plan activities and get the most out of the support, and therefore request regular visits.
This time can be used for a range of functions such as staff supervision and support, direct child-focused assessment or support or a range of other activities that meet the needs of your organisation.
Abacus Psychology aims provides high quality psychological services that work in partnership with schools and alternative provisions. We understand that relationships are fundamental to the success of any support we provide and therefore aim to become seen by your staff as part of the team!
If you have any further questions or wish to find out more about how we can help then please call the number below or contact us via our Contact page.