West Berkshire Council

Traded Service for Schools

Could the EHA help children and young people at your school?

Over the past four years we have provided support to over 3,000 children and young people through individual, group and classroom interventions. Schools have reported that our Emotional Health Workers have had a positive impact in the school and lessened the load on existing ELSAs.

Emotional Health Academy - quote from a teacher about their experience
Emotional Health Academy - quote from a teacher about their experience

 Our traded service is available in West Berkshire as well as to out of area schools.

What can the EHA help with?

Our Emotional Health Workers use targeted, evidence based practice to support children with a wide range of issues, in one-to-one sessions, small groups (5-8 students) or class-based sessions. We also provide services for parents and staff.

We offer support for issues including anxiety, low mood, self-harm, social problems, stress, and low motivation. We can also support students with building confidence, assertiveness, friendship skills and resilience.

We will carry out interventions with children and young people with ASD or ADHD (including pre-diagnosis) who often present with complex needs in school.

Packages and services

We offer a range of flexible buy-in options that allow schools to cater for the needs of the children and young people. These include set annual packages, bespoke services and packages that school clusters can buy into together.

See more information on West Berkshire Education Portal (SLA) to explore the packages available, call us to discuss your requirements on 01635 503643 or 01635 503200 or email on EHA.Traded.Services@westberks.gov.uk

Support programmes

We also offer the 'Stronger You' and 'Dealing with Difficulties' programmes which support young people around resilience and emotional wellbeing, as part of our traded service. We can also create bespoke programmes to meet specific needs within your school.

The Difference Programme

Year five and six girls from Streatley Primary School have just completed the Difference Programme. Using rap to explore different themes, the workshops were designed to help build friendships and an understanding of how people are different. Find out more in the video below.

This was a bespoke programme put together in response to specific needs in the school.

The 'Stronger You' Programme 

Stronger You is an evidence informed prevention programme, designed to provide a safe space for young people to explore the tools and skills needed to get through difficult times in life and to build resilience. Pupils from Little Heath School recently took part in the Stronger You Programme, where they participated in group activities and discussions, pair work and individual reflection to explore different topics. Find out more in the video below or download thepdf icon Stronger You Programme [781kb] leaflet.

The Dealing with Difficulties Programme

The Dealing with Difficulties group intervention provides support, information and practical help to young people aged 11 to 16, who are experiencing emergent to mild emotional health difficulties. These include anger, low mood, anxiety, body image difficulties, low confidence, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. This intervention aims to create a safe space for individuals to explore important topics through group discussion, pair work, group activities and individual reflection.

Contact us for further details of any of our traded service for schools programmes.