How C.A.L.M.S can facilitate young people's mental health recovery from COVID-19

Our well-being program is underpinned by counselling theory which aims to tackle the impact that the coronavirus crisis has had on young people, by integrating a therapeutic discussion about this issue.  This is important because we recognise that children will have been accessing uncensored information about the pandemic.  Therefore, we offer a safe space to explore the impacts of the crisis via a counsellor discussion either one-to-one or as a group where we can explore this in a safe and warm environment, to highlight the positives which have come from our situation, and give them the capability to explore and cope with the impacts of this crisis.

As well as our well-being program being geared to addressing the impacts that COVID-19 has had on our young people, we also offer three options that are designed specifically to facilitate the transition from being isolated to re-integrating back into school life.

C.A.L.M.S WORKSHOP FOR BUBBLES OF CHILDREN IN SCHOOL

We will work with bubbles of young people by offering a safe space to explore the impacts of coronavirus, work with young people regarding their fears about re-integrating back to a new type of school life.  We will draw from counselling approaches to facilitate this process, and work to build their confidence.

C.A.L.M.S ONE-TO-ONE COUNSELLING FOR NON-ATTENDEES

We recognise that young people have been asked to isolate and are now being asked to go back to school and resume life which can seem daunting.  Therefore, we will work with those who ordinarily would attend school but are not due to fears around COVID-19.  We aim to build their confidence with the aim to reintegrate them back into school.

C.A.L.M.S FAMILY APPROACH FOR NON-ATTENDEES

We also offer a family approach to the children who ordinarily would attend school but who are not due to the impacts or fears around coronavirus, we will use a specific counselling approach which is goal orientated, with the aim to work as a team to build confidence for both the child and their parents to reintegrate back into school.

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