The children who need love the most will always ask for it in the most unloving ways

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  • therapeutic-stories

Therapeutic Stories

February 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Therapeutic Stories are used to help children process difficult experiences and emotions through a metaphor. The characters and events subtly


We all just need a little hope…

Don’t be afraid to use hope as an intervention. It can be very, very powerful.

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  • mental health

Exclusion and resourcing

September 25th, 2020|0 Comments

"We can't cope, they've gotta go...""We've tried everything we can""We've thrown everything at it""This just isn't the right place for them".

Creating Belonging Everyday

September 15th, 2020|0 Comments

A critical factor in the behaviour of any class or individual is how attached they feel to the class/school/community. Even as

SEMH Schools – What Does Good Look Like?

April 20th, 2020|0 Comments

SEMH schools are schools which focus on the social, emotional and mental health needs of the children and young adults within their care. Many schools will claim to have SEMH as an emphasis within their setting, but what does it take to be an SEMH specialist school and what might other mainstream schools be able to take from that?

Emotional Coaching Methods

What to say when things get difficult

It can often be hard to know what to say to de-escalate concerning emotions and behaviours. How we, as adults, respond can be crucial.

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