Connecting with us

Lots of practitioners refer individuals to our service, including GPs, Social Workers, Health Visitors, Teachers, Educational Psychologists, Pastoral Care Workers, Clergy, Community Education Officers, Youth Workers and Counsellors.

You can refer adults to our service for group support or young people (8-18 year-olds) to H2H for individual support.

We are happy to come out to you to present all the ways we can work together.

Choose the profession most relevant to you from these optionsfor more information.

Health Professionals

Health Professionals

Equipping

We have found that many professionals like to refer to our services at the onset of mental health issues. Perhaps an individual's behaviour has changed or they have been expressing a need for support. Our work can be preventative by nature: By providing the individual with positive coping mechanisms and basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy we are equipping the client to manage their own mental health. 

How to make a referral

We have found that the best way of referring someone is to chat through our service with the individual and fill in the Individual Registration form together. Please use the Individual Registration form for adults and the Professional Referral Form for under 18s. Then email or post the form to us and we will contact the client directly and take the support forward with or without your further input. We are more than happy to supply you with leaflets and posters, or hard copies of the forms (or you can download the Professional Referral Form and the Individual Registration form here - please see links on the right/below on mobile layouts).

Information sharing

If you would like a member of our team to come out and talk to you and your colleagues please just get in touch on 07543 752 717.

Education Professionals

Educational Professionals

Preventing negative behaviours

Most of our young person referrals come through schools. Often it is school staff that notice changes in a young persons behaviour and are concerned for their well being. We have found that our work is preventative in nature. By providing the individual with positive coping mechanisms and basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy we are equipping the young person to manage their own mental health.

We find that if we do this when the behaviours first manifest we can stop a dramatic academic disengagement, social withdrawal and the entrenchment of anxiety based behaviours. We can help them manage frustration and anger, recognising them before they lead to outbursts and destructive behaviours. 

Individual referrals

We have found that the best way of referring someone is to chat through our service with the child and the parent/caregiver and if they want to go ahead fill in the Professional Referral form (which you can download here - please see links on the right/below on mobile layouts). Then email or post the form to us.

At this point there are two ways forward. If the young person is older we tend to communicate directly with the family and the school can choose to not be involved in the process any further.  An older client tends to not want to meet the Lifeguide in school so we get parental permission for the individual's involvement and then make arrangements directly with the family/individual. If the child is younger sometimes it is best to have the meetings in the school building either during school hours or directly after school. The child knows the school building and feels safe in that environment and the family do not have to arrange lifts to another location. We are entirely flexible and work to the preferences of each individual situation.

Group work

We are happy to come in and facilitate group sessions. Sometimes an individual has done really well in the one to one programme but is struggling to re-engage with classmates. In that situation we have found that taking a select group of peers through a group programme can help disseminate the useful emotional learning to everyone. This ensures that the class are open to new ways of communicating and thinking which allows everyone to get along better. We tailor our group work for the needs of the group and can deliver up to six sessions.

Class learning

With the Curriculum for Excellence in full swing we are aware that emotional well-being is a key part of your syllabus. The tools we are teaching are low level emotional intelligence i.e., the basics of the thought, feeling, behaviour pathways, mastering positivity, responding rather than reacting, respecting yourself and others etc. If you would like us to deliver some Moral Personal Social Health Citizenship Education classes then we are happy to discuss.

Assemblies

We have a great track record of coming into schools and delivering assemblies. Depending on the needs of your school this could be to deliver a presentation with an emotional learning message or a chance to tell them about what we do. After assemblies we have had young people refer themselves to our service, take a leaflet for a friend or even tell their parent about our adult work.  We also have older children coming forward and asking to become a volunteer Lifeguide (the 18-25 year-olds who deliver the support). It is a truly life-changing volunteering role.

Information sharing

If you would like a member of our team to come out and talk to you and your colleagues please just get in touch on 07543 752 717.

Community Youth Work

Community Youth Work

We love Youth Workers!

It is often youth workers who notice changes in a young person's behaviour and are concerned for their well being. We have found that our work is preventative in nature. By providing the individual with positive coping mechanisms and basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy we are equipping the young person to manage their own mental health. We find that if we do this when the behaviours first manifest we can stop a dramatic academic disengagement, social withdrawal and the entrenchment of anxiety based behaviours. We can help them manage frustration and anger, recognising them before they lead to outbursts and destructive behaviours. 

Individual referrals

We have found that the best way of referring someone is to chat through our service with the child first. If they want to go ahead fill in the Professional Referral form (which you can download here - please see links on the right/below on mobile layouts). Then email or post the form to us.

At this point there are two ways forward. If the young person is older we tend to communicate directly with the family and you can choose to not be involved in the process any further. However, you might actually be able to provide a safe and known environment that the individual and family are happy with, so we might talk about delivering the programme around your involvement in some way - perhaps in the same building etc.

Group Course

We are happy to come in and facilitate group sessions. Sometimes an individual has done really well in the one to one programme but is struggling to re-engage socially. In that situation we have found that taking the group through a course can help disseminate the useful emotional learning to everyone. This ensures that the group are open to new ways of communicating and thinking which allows everyone to get along better.

We tailor our group work for the needs of the group and can deliver up to six sessions. The tools we are teaching are low level emotional intelligence, the basics of the thought, feeling, behaviour pathways, mastering positivity, responding rather than reacting, respecting yourself and others etc. 

Group session

We can also come in just to deliver one session. Depending on the needs of your group this could be to deliver an interactive emotional learning workshop or just a chance to tell them about what we do. After a group session we have had young people refer themselves to our service, take a leaflet for a friend or even tell their parent about our adult work. We also have older children coming forward and asking to become a volunteer Lifeguide (the 18-25 year-olds who deliver the support). It is a truly life-changing volunteering role.

Information sharing

If you would like a member of our team to come out and talk to you and your colleagues please just get in touch on 07543 752 717.

Faith Professionals

Faith Professionals

Faith communities are often where people turn to for help

They can also be close communities where you notice changes in behaviour and care if people are struggling. Because of this we are frequently contacted by faith professionals who are concerned about a member of their community.

We have found the best way for you to connect someone to our service is by telling them about us and then either giving them a leaflet or pointing them to our contact details. That individual can then connect us directly and we can begin to support them. If you know that they would not be able to contact us directly please fill in the form together. Please use the Individual Registration form for adults and the Professional Referral Form for under 18s. Then email or post the form to us and we will contact the client directly and take the support forward with or without your further input. We are more than happy to supply you with leaflets and posters, or hard copies of the forms (or you can download the forms here - please see links on the right/below on mobile layouts).

Information sharing

If you would like a member of our team to come out and talk to you and your colleagues please just get in touch on 07543 752 717.