Wellbeing support in my child’s school
Eikon delivers a range of different services in schools
Prevention & early intervention and emotional wellbeing & mental health for young people
Youth Support Practitioners
Eikon youth workers in schools
Our Youth Support Practitioner Programme places fully qualified youth work or education professionals into secondary schools. Our Practitioners become embedded within the school community and support students through one-to-one mentoring sessions, group work and support groups.
Students can access this service if they’re a current student at a school that has an Eikon Youth Support Practitioner. Students can self-refer or be referred by school staff, parents and carers, or other professionals.
Eikon Youth Support Practitioners are currently at the following schools:
Eikon volunteer mentors in schools
Our volunteer mentors are able to offer support and form a positive one-to-one relationship with students who may be experiencing difficulties in their lives and want to make a change.
Eikon mentors can support by:
- Listening without judgement
- Helping to work out what changes a young person wants to make in their lives and discussing ways to achieve these goals
- Encouraging and helping to challenge themselves
- Regularly supporting young people
Eikon mentors are currently at the following schools:
Training students to help promote wellbeing in school
We deliver training and resources to develop Wellbeing Ambassadors in schools. Wellbeing Ambassadors will be able to help other students to think about their own mental health and the practical things they can do to promote positive wellbeing.
Wellbeing Ambassadors promote wellbeing in school through education, activites, events and whole school communication.
Preparing students for the transition from primary to secondary school
SMART Moves helps to equip young people with a range of ‘smart moves’ they can make when things get tough, increasing the protective factors in their lives, and helping them to thrive.
The programme helps students to develop life long resilience which helps address common anxieties when moving from Year 6 to Year 7 and into Year 8.
Supporting schools to develop a smart approach to mental health and wellbeing
Through the SMART Schools programme we help schools to:
- Identify and review what they already do to promote wellbeing
- Collect feedback and perspectives from stakeholders including students and staff
- Explore options drawing on great practice and evidence from a wide range of sources
- Define their desired whole school approach to wellbeing
- Create a development plan to implement the design
Details of our webinar ‘How to help your child manage exams‘ will be circulated. If you would like to register your interest or receive a recording of our previous webinars please email the schools team firstname.lastname@example.org
Look out for our new monthly Wellbeing Posters created by our Schools Partnership team, helping young people to find ways to reduce anxious thoughts and enjoy the moment. You can find the posters here.
For more information on how we can help your school, email email@example.com