Rookie Minds is our new mental health counselling service for children and young people. This service provides the opportunity for struggling individuals to talk to mental health professionals in an organisation they feel safe with. We have been providing this service on a small scale for a short time now and we are absolutely convinced of the need for it. Rookie Minds is open to anyone who needs it.
We are able to offer help in various areas including: bereavement, anxiety and depression, education support, family relationships and bullying. This project works out of our head office in Kirkintilloch as well as working directly with schools. If you know someone who is in need of help, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us: 0141 404 0057
Rookie Minds in Schools
Rookie Minds provides one to one counselling and play therapy in primary and secondary schools. Our aim is to improve the resilience, confidence and mental health of the pupils we work with. We currently provide children and young persons mental health services in several primary and secondary schools throughout Scotland helping pupils to deal with a variety of issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, neglect, loss, trauma, family breakups and many more issues.
Why work with Rookie Minds?
As part of Rookie Rockstars we are well respected by schools, parents and pupils alike. Through having often worked with us on other projects pupils build up trust in us and therefore find it easier to open up and discuss issues with us. We treat every pupil as an individual and tailor our approach to suit their needs and situation. We also only provide services using fully qualified experienced counsellors ensuring all pupils have the very best support available.
Our one-to-one sessions provide weekly support to pupils who have an ongoing need for more in depth counselling. Our Fully qualified counsellors tailor each session, taking into account a childs age,needs and situation. For younger pupils we use play therapy to encourage pupils to express themselves in a non verbal way and helping us to get the best idea of how to provide support.
Self Referral for pupils (The Rookie Drop In)
The Rookie Drop In is a safe place for pupils to come and chat or play during lunch time. We would usually have a permanent “Rookie Room” in the school which is available to all pupils on a self referral basis. The service allows pupils to understand the options that are available to them with regards to the support we can offer, and allows us as a team to identify children who perhaps may have a need for one-to-onecounselling themselves. Our counsellors make themselves a real part of the school by visiting classes, speaking to staff and walking around the playground from time to time. This raises awareness of the service and helps our counsellors to be approachable by staff and pupils.
Staff Support and Communication
Rookie Minds leave 30 minutes free at the end of the day to be available for staff. This allows us to speak to the senior management team with regards to any safeguarding issues that may have arisen and keep them informed of progress etc. This time also allows class teachers to come to us for any support, advice or concerns they may have about pupils in their class. We can simply be an ear for them or we can also try to give some practical advice to enable them to offer the best support possible to theirstudents.
How Can You Help?
If you are interested in helping this project, you can donate via the button below.
Even the smallest donation will help a child receive the help they need.