How we can help your school
All schools will contain pupils who need support with their emotional health. Having a counsellor in school is a support for staff, especially those in a child protection or pastoral role.
A counselling service, and the other services offered by OBRC helps support schools in their management of emotional and behavioural difficulties that affect lessons and impact on all school staff.
It is widely accepted that schools which promote the health and wellbeing of pupils are also more likely to create an effective learning environment.
What we need from your school
The counsellor will need a private room to work from that they can use each week. The room will need a locked cabinet for the storage of records, and access to a confidential telephone. They will also need access to a computer, and a school email address. It may be helpful for schools to inform parent/carers at the beginning of each school year that the service exists in their school via school prospectus/ and or website, or letter to parents.
The link person will work with the counsellor to manage the referrals into the counselling service. Paperwork is provided by OBRC to help with this process.
We are experienced in setting up and delivering one to one counselling sessions for young people. We can also offer group work, staff training and support and PSHE input for schools.
From our flexible menu of services, your school can create a bespoke package that best suits the needs of your pupils and staff.
Dept of Education 2016 “Our strong expectation is that, over time, all schools should make counselling services available to their pupils” Counselling in Schools: A Blueprint for the Future Dept Education 2016