Our services

"There's  really no such thing as the 'voiceless.' There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard." Arundhati Roy

Our Bridges

early childhood

schools & alternative education

early childhood

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 We support  Early Childhood and pre-school settings to enable staff and parents to understand and promote the development of  young children (aged 18 mths -5 years). 

community

schools & alternative education

early childhood

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 We collaborate with  local community groups  and non-profit organisations to improve   educational and mental health  outcomes  for  children from vulnerable and  disadvantaged communities.

schools & alternative education

schools & alternative education

schools & alternative education

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 We  work with aspirational  school and educational communities  to design and deliver early interventions that support pupils with additional needs (aged 5-19 years)  to be more socially and academically confident. 

parents and carers

children and young people

schools & alternative education

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 We support parents and carers to be heard and to participate in  their child's education and well-being by accessing services and connecting to support in their local  community.  This includes information and advice  around getting help for your child in school,   Education and Health Care  Plans (EHCPs), SEND tribunals and School Exclusions.

children and young people

children and young people

children and young people

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We support children and young people to have their voices heard or  learn more about  how to get in a career in psychology. You are the people who know the change you want to see. If you have an idea, drop us a line!

Some of our projects

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Working with an Alternative Provision Centre

  Alternative  Provision  centres in England  provide education for students with complex social and emotional needs. Under the Children and Families Act (2014), local authorities in England now have a duty to ensure that children and young people are involved in discussions and decisions around their support.  


For  this project, our Principal Psychologist  was asked to support the Centre  Staff to work with  a group of Year 7 pupils  with language  and communication difficulties. The aim of the project was  to strengthen the involvement of  the  pupils in the annual review process and find out their  views  about their  current  teaching-learning support.


Working with the Year 7 teachers,  an 8 week class-based programme was co-designed which used visual methods (specifically   photography and  PhotoVoice techniques)  to engage pupil voices.  The programme  was implemented through PSHE lessons. 


The project was modified along the way. Evaluation feedback from staff and pupils identified positive pupil outcomes around attention skills, social interaction, trust and cooperation, self confidence and social communication.

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Working with a government special school in Tanzania

 As part  of our  international work,  our CEO/Principal Psychologist  spent 3 months  volunteering with Sinza Special School in Dar Es Salem. 


During this time, she facilitated workshops with the  School Principal and the  teachers to  identify the strengths, challenges, opportunities and threats within the school.  


 3 key areas were targeted for  further input and projects were co-designed with staff which focused on   (i)strengthening  parental involvement in the school, (ii) engaging  pupil voices in the development of school initiatives  and  (iii) reviewing and strengthening  the school development plan,  with a focus on  supporting staff to examine assessment and  teaching-learning outcomes.



Evaluation feedback from the staff identified positive teacher outcomes around staff wellbeing, collaborative teaching, assessment practice and  lesson planning.

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Working with children

Teachers, parents and carers  often approach us with worries about their children.  Due to confidentiality we cannot disclose these cases but  the way we work is similar.


We have a wide range of experience between us,  and provide  assessment-intervention services, workshops  and advice to  families, voluntary and community organisations,  and schools and pre-school settings  to support children with additional educational needs associated with the following:


Academic underachievement and motivation

Adoption and  Foster Care

Attention Deficit  Hyperactivity Disorder

Autistic Spectrum Condition

Bereavement and Loss

Bullying

 Developmental Coordination Difficulties

Developmental Delay

Difficulties with reading, handwriting and spelling

Difficulties with maths and number work

Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties 

Education and Health Care Plans (EHCPs)

English as an Additional Language

Emotional needs including anxiety, stress and self esteem

Friendships and social relationships

Memory and attention

Organisational and planning skills

Physical and sensory needs 

"Third Culture" Kids


We also support children and young people through group work and  psycho-educational interventions conducted in their  community or school, for example, study skills groups,  sibling groups, and psycho-social and educational  groups  for targeted communities such as refugee and migrant children,  children who have witnessed domestic violence and children living in poverty and poor housing.