CHILDREN + YOUNG PEOPLE
In-school counselling services – Primary schools
The Spark’s Primary school counselling services are fundamentally based on our belief in the value of early intervention. The most effective way to support children’s health and wellbeing is by helping them develop essential resilience skills.
A child’s ability to cope when life, family, friends or school experiences become challenging is fundamental in making them effective contributors to society.
This is one of the core aims of The Spark’s Children and Young People Team (CYP) and drives our school-based counselling and relationship education programmes.
Maximising life opportunities for children
Whether as part of counselling or relationship education programmes, our aim is to empower children to maximise their life opportunities. Recent projects have tackled issues as diverse as managing stress, violence, sectarianism and emotional health.
Raising Attainment and the Curriculum for Excellence
Projects undertaken by the CYP Team make a direct contribution to the Scottish Government’s Raising Attainment strategy. They also contribute to the creation of a Best Start in Life environment for Primary school children.
Our services are mapped to the Curriculum for Excellence Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes and SHANARRI indicators. We, like you, are committed to ensuring that collectively we Get It Right for Every Child and all children and young people are supported to achieve their potential.
News: Scotland’s Deputy First Minister hails the “positive impact” of The Spark’s school-based counselling services.
Primary school programmes in action
Primary school programmes achieve these outcomes with a combination of universal group Education Programmes and targeted, one to one counselling.
Education programmes – P6 – P7
Primary school-based counselling – P1 – P7
All our Children and Young People counsellors use an integrative approach combining:
- Talking therapy
- Art therapy
- Therapeutic play
Outcomes and evaluation
For insight in to the effectiveness of The Spark’s Primary school-based programmes, click on the project case studies below:
To find out more about The Spark’s education programmes, school-based counselling or to discuss how we can help your children, get in touch with the team.
Telephone 0141 222 3910 or complete an enquiry form.