For Staff

It is crucial that all school staff are aware of the sources of professional support available should they need additional help. (Anna Freud Report). Some staff experience difficult issues as teaching becomes more demanding with increasing responsibilities being placed on them. This can impact on their personal life and may lead to staff feeling under pressure and struggling to find a work-life balance.

For Pupils

With one in eight 5 to 19 year olds in the UK estimated to meet the criteria for a mental health disorder, the research provides critical evidence for schools considering expansion of their mental health services.  The study by The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health (2021) also found pupils who were offered counselling experienced significantly improved self-esteem, as well as large increases in their achievement of personal goals.

How we can help

JWCS can offer counselling in the school setting to enable both staff and pupils to work through their concerns in a safe, non-judgmental environment with qualified and experienced counsellors.  This ensures both staff and pupils address their concerns before it becomes too overwhelming and they need to take time off work or out of the classroom.  This pro-active approach shows that schools value and place the well-being of their staff and students at the forefront of their agenda and it also means staff continuity for pupils, whilst saving money on supply staff and reducing absenteeism.