We have two Mental Health nurses (Carrie Bates and Jo Gibson) and a Youth Support Worker (Claire Preston). Our team supports young people with a range of difficulties or mental health issues, including young people who may self-harm or have suicidal thoughts ideation. We each provide 1:1 therapy/support and group work.
A Mindful Paws runs on Thursdays from 4-8 pm at the Gateway at Hinchingbrooke School. We accept referrals from any professional working with the young person. You can download a referral form from the Downloads page.
Claire is an experienced Youth Support Worker. She uses a counselling approach, and her Art group is specifically aimed at young people with social anxiety and is a very gentle, non-threatening space for young people just to be and participate as they feel able to. Her 1:1 support will be tailored to the individual using a client-centred approach.
Jo has years of experience as a family worker and has completed some systemic training and training in delivering Mindfulness to young people. Her group will be a Mindfulness programme, and her 1:1 support will use Mindfulness skills and therapeutic interventions that she would use in her CAMHS role, tailored to the individual.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (DBT)
Carrie's group is a DBT with dogs' skills group, teaching the basic DBT skills. Her 1:1 support will mainly draw on DBT and other therapeutic interventions but to link in with how dogs manage or how she would help them with similar difficulties.
A Mindful Paws runs on Thursdays from 4-8 pm at the Gateway at Hinchingbrooke School.
ART GROUP WITH CLAIRE
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Followed by 1:1 sessions at 5.45 pm - 6.45 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm
MINDFULNESS WITH JO
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Followed by 1:1 sessions at 5:30 pm - 6.30 pm and 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm
DBT WITH DOGS GROUP WITH CARRIE
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Followed by 1:1 sessions at 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm and 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm