You may have children in your school suffering from anxiety and stress; struggling to cope with school life or on the verge of exclusion. When trying to support children with behavioural issues, we know that schools face a host of challenges including:
The impact on the classroom and other pupils
The effect on teaching, learning and academic achievement
The demands on budgets, resources and time
The impact on your staff, wellbeing and the culture across your school
Our team of trained Unravel practitioners has expertise in children’s psychological support services in schools. The Unravel approach is unique and statistically proven. It applies diverse scientific techniques and is designed to support all the individuals involved. We work hand-in-hand to unravel key challenges around children’s behaviours and give you the tools to make positive change with long-lasting benefits for pupils, staff and your whole school:
We empower young people to change
We work towards reducing exclusions
We improve teaching, learning and academic attainment
We transform the wellbeing and morale of pupils and teachers
We are a catalyst for whole school transformation
Our packages are individual to the person and your specific school depending on your requirements, budget and the duration of support. They include face-to-face contact, report writing, intervention, staff training and planning time.
Some behaviour changes may happen quickly through the Unravel approach, but it’s important to understand that long-lasting, cognitive and behavioural transformation can take time, commitment, patience and support for the young person and those involved in the change process.
We know that restricted budgets are often a problem within schools. We offer packages for school clusters, meaning the cost can be shared among the schools and the pupils can still access the help they need.
Unravel is registered with the British Psychological Service (BPS). The Unravel approach is based on 30 years’ empirical research. All Unravel practitioners are trained and receive on-going supervision.
How we help pupils:
We work with pupils to help them understand and develop coping strategies for a range of issues including anxiety, difficult feelings, stress and negative thinking.
We teach children to take charge of their own behaviour by understanding how the brain works especially at difficult times. We give them a toolkit to regulate their emotions; know what to do when difficult emotions arise and learn to empathise with others around them. We can offer a choice of different ways to support your school:
Diagnostic and intervention consultation
Individual psychological therapeutic sessions for children and young people: minimum one hour a week for six weeks
Group work sessions for up to eight pupils: six weeks
Whole school training for staff and parents on understanding how to support social, emotional and mental health issues
Assemblies to whole year groups
Pupil assessment and summative report which may include informing staff of issues and recommended approaches
Emergency intervention for crisis and need for extreme fast response
How we help staff:
We help teachers to get the best out of children by being able to understand and handle challenging behaviour. Training your teachers gives them a toolkit that not only creates a more harmonious classroom but will also significantly improve staff wellbeing. We offer:
Staff training sessions and workshops
Behavioural psychology lectures for staff
Individual psychological therapeutic sessions for staff and their wellbeing (minimum 4 sessions)
Individual staff supervision and guidance on individual cases
Group sessions for staff to share experiences and issues of key pupils or year group concerns
Behavioural supervision drop-in sessions for staff individually
Deputy Headteacher – Pennine View School
“The quality of training and on-going advice provided has really supported our staff to further develop their understanding of children’s social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
Their input has been pivotal to improving our behaviour management and to supporting the school community to openly discuss difficult emotions.
Pupils, staff and families have very much appreciated their support this year.”
Student Services Manager / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Thornhill Community Academy
“Having Victoria in two days per week benefits students and staff enormously. At the moment our local CAMHS services has around a 6 month waiting list. Even then, when students are seen, they are limited to a short series of appointments.
With Victoria we can have students seen quickly and they can continue to have sessions with her until they no longer require them. Victoria can also advise staff on the best way to work with students on her caseload.
In a number of cases the outcomes for students has vastly improved because of Victoria’s work.”