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Psychology in Schools

 What help do you offer?

​Our Psychology in Schools service offers the following:

  • Assessment appointments and liaison with local services: Students whom staff have significant mental health concerns are assessed with their parents in order to establish the nature and extent of the difficulties and consider whether a school based intervention is appropriate or if the student needs to be referred for specialist input from local services.
  • PSHE/Curriculum Development: The clinicians support the development of each school’s PSHE curriculum to enable a whole school approach to learning about emotional wellbeing and mental health,
  • Leadership: The leadership team are involved with the development and implementation of the program,
  • Parents/Carers: Parents are involved through workshops on the key areas of concern. Parents experience ease of accessibility to specialist support when being able to meet with a clinician at school if their child has been identified as having a difficulty,
  • Primary Schools: Creating clusters of feeder primary schools to take part in half-termly 2-hour training slots for their Teaching Assistants. The training program has been developed and successfully implemented by Dr Mosley with good outcomes and extremely positive feedback.

 How do I get help from your service?

​Referral through the child's school that they are based at.

We are currently based at: Thurston Community College, Newmarket Academy, Mildenhall College Academy, Castle Manor.

 What hours is your service available?

This service is available from ​9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

 What can I expect from you?

​We work closely with the schools that we work in, which means we will endeavor a joined up approach with the support of the school pastoral team.

We would normally complete an initial assessment to assess the student's needs. We would then recommend the relevant support going forward. This support may need a referral onto other services which we can support.

 What is the main address of your service?

​Thurston Community College, Norton Road, Thurston, IP31 3PB.

 How can I contact you?

 What conditions do you treat?

​We provide support for people with the following conditions:

  • Anxiety and/or avoidance;
  • Worry management;
  • Panic management;
  • Mild obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other rigid/ritualistic behaviour;
  • Behavioural difficulties;
  • Low mood / depression;
  • Managing negative thoughts;
  • Irritability as a symptom of depression.

 What support do you offer carers including friends and family?

​We aim to work as closely with families as possible and include them when appropriate in a child/young person's care.

 Service manager name?

​Clinical Team Lead Dr Beth Mosley, Lead Clinical Psychologist.

 I need help urgently! Who do I call?

​If support is needed urgently please contact First Response: 0808 196 3494 - a 24/7 service for people of all ages in Norfolk and Suffolk requiring mental health care, advice and support.
In an emergency.