Emotional and Mental Health

Young Minds: 360° Schools

One-stop shop for mental health, wellbeing and resilience for the whole school.  Young Minds supports whole school improvement; they supports professionals, and they support pupils, parents and the wider school community.

Therapeutic Family Interventions

Therapeutic Family Interventions is lead by Cath Hunter offers a variety of successful and innovative services designed to support the emotional health, wellbeing and behavioural challenges of children in schools. This is achieved by group and individual work with children, parents and staff.

Here's a list of training programmes which can be delivered during staff training or as part of a training day. 

Vist the website for further information about this service and books that are also available to purchase.

Lancashire Transformation Programme

Works with children and young people is a five year programme to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the region and give them the best start in life.

Read more about it via these following links:

Mindfulness for Wellbeing in Schools

Are you interested in developing a mindfull culture in your school?  Helen Parkinson is offering a Mindfulness for Wellbeing course which is delivered on site to a school or cluster either as 8 x 90 minute twilights or 4 longer sessions every 2 weeks eg afternoons. Helen is a former SEND Advisory Teacher with extensive experiene in primary & secondary schools.  For further information download this information sheet and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mindful Behaviour

Diane Sheron of Mindful Behaviour offers mindfulness courses for pupils age 7-11 to help improve concentration and give them coping tools to help in times of stress.  She also offers individual support for children aged 4-11 who have difficulties of an emotional, social and behavioural nature.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. her for further information.

Starfish Therapeutic Services

Debbie Lemmon is a qualified person centred counsellor and certified play therapist. She has launched Starfish Therapeutic Services covering Lancaster, Morecambe and surrounding areas. Services range from talking therapies to creative therapies including play therapy and coaching with parents.  See further information attached here or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Play to Connect from Starfish Therapeutic Services is a 10 week course for parents and carers focusing in building and strengthening relationship through learning about attachment and non-directive play skills alongside other parents and carer.

Anna Freud. National Centre for Children and Families

They work to improve the lives of children and young people with mental health problems, by providing specialist help, training and innovative research. A very useful website and a regular newsletter for you to subscribe to.

Here's a link to their latest newsletter (Oct2017) which contains information regarding a new Teacher Toolkit with assembly and lesson plans to encourage children to talk about mental health and to listen to friends who wnat to share their problems