The wellbeing of pupils and staff are always a priority at Hailey Hall School.
Mental Health Lead
Deputy Mental Health lead
We offer a range of interventions internally on a 3-tiered approach, this supports their emotional progress if they require the extra support. We strongly believe that there is a direct link with positive mental health and good academic progress.
Our tiered approach
Level 1 – Protected behaviours
Level 2 – Broxbourne Mental Health Support Team – on site Mon – Friday at Hailey Hall
Level 3 – Counselling with fully qualified and highly experienced counsellor.
We also use a range of external agencies to meet the mental health needs of our pupils.
Protective Behaviours Team
All of our staff have completed an ‘introduction to Protected Behaviours’ and we have three members of staff that have completed the Foundation course, including our Mental Health Lead, Stevie Sharp. This enables them to deliver sessions to pupils in a fun and engaging style.
Alison Edwards and Sarah Fassam are currently delivering the sessions to our pupils either in small groups or 1:1. This is usually over 6 sessions, but some pupils may need this extended to get the full benefit.
Please see the website of Protective Behaviour Training Partnership and details of their trainer, Sally-Ann Hart who delivered training to Hailey Hall staff. https://www.protectivebehaviourstraining.co.uk/
What is ‘Protective Behaviours’ From the website https://www.protectivebehaviours.org
Protective Behaviours, also known as PBs, is a down-to-earth approach to personal safety which encourages self-empowerment and gives people the skills to avoid being victimised. This is achieved by supporting people to recognise and trust their intuitive feelings (early warning signs) and to develop strategies for self-protection.
The PB process encourages an adventurous approach to life which satisfies the need for fun and excitement without violence or fear.
Protective Behaviours can be used by anyone in any situations.
Protective Behaviours is based around two themes
‘We all have the right to feel safe all the time’
‘We can talk to someone about anything, even if it feels awful or small
Mental Health Support Team
We are the Broxbourne Mental Health Support Team (MHST).
Our job is to help and support children and young people, in school, with mild to moderate anxiety, low mood and emotion regulation.
We deliver group work & workshops for parents, staff and students as well as 1:1 guided self help interventions for students.
All our interventions use low level, practical, cognitive behavioural strategies; we are not a counselling service.
If you feel that your son will benefit from an intervention please contact his form tutor, Stevie or Sara by email or phone. Please click the link to view further details.
Counselling at Hailey Hall
Helen Farrell has joined Hailey Hall’s Wellbeing Team where she will provide a weekly counselling service for the internally identified pupils. Helen has been counselling in school settings for over 20 years.
The service will be available to pupils every Thursday and referrals for counselling will be made through either the form tutors, the SENCO or the school’s safeguarding lead.
So, what is Counselling? Counselling provides an opportunity for the pupils to talk to someone in a safe and confidential space. They can talk about their concerns and any issues. The Counsellor will help them explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours so they can develop a better understanding of themselves and others. It is sometimes better to talk to someone who is non-judgemental and outside of the family or their circle of friends.
Pupils have used school counsellors to talk about school life, relationships in and out of school, worries connected to home, behavioural issues, animal bereavement, confidence and self-esteem, anger management and many more.
If you would like further information about the counselling service, please contact Helen Farrell via email – email@example.com. Helen is in school every Thursday.
Helen Farrell is a qualified counsellor and coach, for more information about Helen please visit her website www.telluscounselling.co.uk