Why we feel it’s needed?
1 in 10 children suffer from a mental illness, be it diagnosed or undiagnosed. CAMHS waiting lists can be long or you may find that some children don’t meet the criteria.
Aim of Emotional Coaching:
To support children, schools and parents / carers in dealing with mental health issues by providing an early intervention.
When a situation occurs in the home, at school or another setting that begins to influence a child/young person they may become angry, withdrawn, upset, depressed, anxious, frustrated etc. This may have a knock-on effect on their behaviour, sleep, concentration, appetite, attendance, physical health amongst other things.
Emotional / Physical Coaching works by exploring those emotions; talking it through, using play to understand and express feelings, sharing coping strategies and self-help advice, working collaboratively with the child, school, family etc in helping the pupil to recognise and regulate said emotions. (Thus, helping to tackle the issues that arise from them). This will all be ‘child specific’. It’s certainly not a ‘one size fits all’ approach!
Initially, as seen in the handout we will be offering drop in sessions, of which we would suggest at least one per month. However, you can have as many sessions as you feel necessary as we are very much guided by the needs and requirements of the school.
Lots of valuable resources, information, practical exercises, play equipment etc will be brought to each drop in so that we can start working with the children straight away. Feedback will be provided to the school in line with pupil confidentiality and it would be then up to said school how they would like to proceed with the coaching of the individual in question (whether it be that they attend further drop-ins, they wish to add additional sessions, they require a home visit etc).
You can also use emotional coaching alongside physical coaching as a combined approach of talking/working through emotions and physical activity as they complement each other well. We can therefore offer a combined package working on regulating emotions but at the same time releasing tension, lifting mood, lifting self-esteem and confidence.
The list of sport is endless from boxing to gymnastics
We can also incorporate PHSE sessions:
- Healthy Lifestyle –
- Checking your self
- The effects of Energy Drinks
- Sugary Diet
- Safety on Line
- Sex and Relationships
- Drug and Alcohol
Into your sessions
10 sessions – £400
22 Sessions- £850