The Wellbeing Team have been commissioned by schools to raise awareness around mental health and emotional wellbeing and work with children aged 5-18 years and their families, including children and young people with Special Educational Needs.
The team offer a range of short-term, evidence based interventions for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. The team promote joint planning and decision making with young people and their families to identify the best support available.
- CBT informed strategies
- Person Centred Counselling
- Play and Creative Arts Therapy
- Attachment Focused Therapy
- Filial Therapy
- Therapeutic Groups in Schools
- Anti-Stigma Workshops in schools
- Training on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing (Parents and Schools)
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Our practitioners meet families in school, at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Maidenhead and across community venues across the borough. This means we can agree with the family venues which are accessible and appropriate.
Our service is for children and young people with emotional health difficulties in RBWM Schools, including children and young people with Special Educational Needs. The team support children and young people with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.
We often complete an assessment of emotional and mental needs prior to offering an intervention to a child, young person and their family. This helps us to identify the need and to match this to the correct intervention.
The referral route to this service is through the Early Help Hub (EHH) process. The EHH referral will be made by a school or other professional, this person will act as a ‘lead professional’. The lead professional will complete Early Help assessment with the family and the Early Help Hub panel meet on a weekly basis to agree an initial plan of support.
The family will be informed of the outcome of the Early Help Hub by the lead professional who has made the referral. Our team looks at these new referrals on a weekly basis, and will allocate the work then. Assessments will happen fairly promptly (normally within a month). As our team offer a range of interventions, there can be a waiting list for a specific intervention (perhaps up to 3 months). We will endeavour to balance meeting the needs of the client with the appropriate intervention and any waiting times.