Here at Brook Green we are very lucky to be able to offer our students a range of therapeutic interventions to support their emotional health and wellbeing. These interventions are additional to core subject academic interventions to supports the individual needs of our students.
We invest in the development of our good practice in therapeutic support by releasing a number of specialist Teaching and Learning Assistants each week to enhance our provision and enable our students to develop their emotional, wellbeing and resilience.
The therapeutic interventions that are available to our students are:
Let’s Talk Girls group and Let’s talk Boys group:
The aims of ‘Let’s Talk’ sessions are to help build confidence and self-esteem through small group activities and opportunities to talk. This incorporates a range of topics that a young person will encounter throughout their life.
Playworx - The aim of Playworx is to build and enhance attachment, self-esteem trust in others, joyful engagement through play. This promotes the key skills to positive social interaction delivered through positive play.
Therapeutic Music: The aims of the therapeutic music sessions we run are to facilitate positive changes in our students and help build their self-esteem. This is delivered through practical sessions using a range of instruments giving young people the opportunity to communicate in a different way.
ELSA: Emotional literacy is an intervention within the school that can continue up to six weeks. It covers Social Skills, Emotions, Bereavement, Social Stories, Therapeutic Stories, Anger Management and Self-Esteem.
Learning For Life: The aim of Learning for Life sessions is to develop confidence co-ordination, independence and social communication based on life skills.
Social intervention through construction play: The aim is to develop creativity, imaginative play, negotiation techniques, problem solving, sharing, turn taking, appropriate communication, and improvement in social responsiveness and fine motor – skills.
We also offer some bespoke individual therapeutic interventions for students.
If you would like to find out more please contact Mrs Newcombe our Student Wellbeing Lead.
Wider Brook Green
Brook Green also accesses a wider range of visiting professionals to support our students, families and staff.
Douglas Clarkson - Educational Psychologist
Ricky Netting - Specialist OT
Paul Vivian - Counsellor (Young Devon)
Jo Ellerton - CAMHS
Sarah Bedford - Locality school nurse
Lucy Ambler - Paediatrician
Katie Cable - CSW group