We have a child and adolescent counsellor who is in school three days a week, during term time and offer counselling time to young people and staff who may also require time to talk. In addition, the school also has the services of an Art Therapist two days a week for those that find the creative process of art a means to improve their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Young People are referred by staff or can make a self-referral if they feel the need.
We have just appointed an additional member of the SEND team who has experience in delivering Occupational therapy programmes. She will look to use various activities, including play and Lego therapy in order to teach new skills. She will grade activities, and make them a little more challenging, as the young person learns the skill. They will also give the young person sensory input and cuing to help them perform better. She will also teach various compensatory strategies to help the young person achieve independence.