The Beck Wellbeing Services

The Beck project offers wellbeing support for children and young people aged 4-18 in primary and secondary schools across Leeds.

Our tailored services are confidential, creative and interactive in order to meet the needs of children and young people and /or their parents and carers. We work in a number of schools across Leeds. There may be charges for some of these services. For more info contact Sally Hoy at sally.hoy@gipsil.org.uk or 01133 918 000

Individual Wellbeing Support

Our Wellbeing Workers work with young people, mainly from aged 10 upwards on a 1-1 basis in schools. We offer support on a range of issues, including, but not exclusively –

  • Anger and managing emotions
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Risky behaviour and online safety
  • Healthy relationships

“I’ve noticed a difference in his behaviour, he’s doing much better at school and his anger and temper have stopped since he’s been seeing you”

Mother of Aiden, 13

“I only see Jake in the corridor during break to say hello now. He’s completely off the radar in regard to poor behaviour in school. Thank you for your work with him. He seems so much happier and that’s lovely to see”

Director of Key Stage 3

“I feel more confident now and I’ve learnt how to stay safe”

Chloe, 15

Counselling

Our counselling service provides qualified counsellors and play therapists for children and young people. The counsellor can offer appointments to children and young people aged 4-18 in a safe, respectful and confidential environment in schools or at Archway.  The counsellors use a number of creative techniques in order to engage with children and young people. Sessions are usually for an hour a week.

Counsellors are trained to deal with all issues including:

  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Abuse (Mental, Sexual, Physical, Emotional and Neglect, Bullying, etc)
  • Trauma
  • Self-Harm
  • Confidence and Self Esteem

“I had someone which actually listened to me, helped me and didn’t judge me”

Female, 15

“Ann listened to me and she always seemed pleased to see me”

Male, 13

“I was allowed to talk and think what was right for me“

Male, 14

“I got to let go of some of my past”

Female, 16

 

Groupwork

We deliver PSHE lessons and group work programmes in both primary and secondary schools around a variety of issues including:

  • Healthy relationships
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Self-esteem and body image
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Internet safety/pornography
  • Sexual health
  • Transition to secondary school
  • Mental health

The lessons and the group work programmes are creative and interactive, promoting discussion amongst the young people.  Group work programmes can involve arts and crafts, lyric writing and group discussion.

We deliver PSHE lessons over a number of weeks to a year group or delivered in one full day. The group work programmes are single sex groups for boys or girls and run for approximately 6 weeks for an hour a week.

“We learnt about girls getting exploited. I didn’t realise that happened before”

Asan, 15

“I learnt to be safe and think first”

Bailey, 15

“I learnt how to respect girls more”

Nick, 15

Mediation

Our mediation service is available to 10-18 year olds and their families. The service works with the young person and the significant parent/carer in the family who would like to improve their relationship; finding a solution to their problems that works for everyone involved.  We provide a safe, confidential environment for people to talk through their issues and focus on moving forward rather than talking about everything that has gone wrong in the past or who was to blame. This is a citywide- service funded by Children In Need.

 

“Mediation has helped me and my daughter calmly find out why we have been arguing so much and positively make small changes so that we can get on better. I don’t know where we would be now if we hadn’t had this help”

Mother

 

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