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'Deliver your own' support groups and 1-1's

Personalise your sessions to support anxious teenagers.
Ideal for reducing emotionally based school avoidance. 

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Ange McMillan

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited counsellor

I know how tough the last few years have been for the young people in your care.

In and out of school, changes in routines, stricter behaviour policies and the shadow of Covid still not far behind us.

Going to school has become more of a struggle, and when they are there, the people and the environment can feel unwelcoming and unsafe.​ 

Missed lessons, missed days and, for many, missed weeks or even months are not only negatively impacting their mental health but making it more difficult for them to even think about returning.

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I get it

The number of young people failing to attend school has increased from 10.8% in 2018/19 to 12.1% and is still on the rise.

It's an issue we need to start tackling now, but not through fines and blanket punishments. 

 

Instead, we need to work with young people to understand the issues they face, and how we can support them to succeed in education.

 

They miss their favourite lessons and teachers but the thought of sitting in a busy classroom fills them with dread. To put it simply, they can't see a way back.

 

I support young people who want to go back to school, but have lost the ability to understand what's happening and how they begin to think about returning. 

That’s where my 'deliver your own' support programme comes in

 

It’s designed to be delivered in partnership with the young person, parents and carers and school

 

You'll have:

  • Access to virtual and live training sessions

  • 40 page workbooks for young people

  • 72 page Manual and session by session guidance

  • Guidance to use digital and AI tools for a more creative approach

  • Follow up supervision and implementation support

  • An online resource centre with session plans, strategies, videos and modules to tailor make your own programme

This offers a unique opportunity to get to the root of what might be causing the anxiety and ways to implement support while moving at the young person’s pace.

All of the strategies are evidence based and have been used with thousands of clients in my therapy room and group sessions. Each of these sessions were co-produced by young people and their families.

The sessions are outcome measured and designed to improve confidence, increase self esteem and to reduce anxiety.

These sessions are designed to be young person led, meaning they set their goals and agenda, so it’s tailored to what they need for success. 

Session Content
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SESSION ONE:

Group agreement | Getting to know each other activity | What would do you need? | Assessment

 

SESSION TWO

My unique school and anxiety identifier | My Stressors 

 

SESSION THREE

Setting goals | The Dream ladder | Avatars 

SESSION FOUR

Feelings and emotions | Inside and Outside view | What would you say to a friend? 

 

SESSION FIVE

The foundations of feeling good Sleep | Move | Connect | Breathe

 

SESSION SIX

Vision boards 

 

SESSION SEVEN

What fills my cup | My strengths 

 

SESSION EIGHT

Putting it into practice 

 

SESSION NINE

Attending school (practice session)

 

SESSION TEN

Attending school (practice session) and ending

 

My most recent cohort saw a 24.9 % increase in attendance in 6 weeks.

 

What Young People Said

"Thank you, these sessions have really helped me"

"I enjoyed when we did booklets about anxiety"

"It helped me talk more with each other"

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