New for 2017 - Emotion Coaching In Partnership with ECHAP
Young people live in an increasingly complex and challenging world. They often find it hard to make sense of this world and their place within it. They can make emotive and sometimes bad decisions in the heat of the moment, rather than the informed logical choices that we would like them to. As a result we have seen an increase in aggressive, disruptive and risky behavior as well as a sharp increase in mental health problems.
Mindful Emotion Coaching is about building emotional resilience and mental wellbeing by enabling conversations about emotions behind behaviours and building understanding of the neuroscience of brain development, human interactions and mindful awareness. It is working with the neurobiological, emotional and social aspects of human interactions sometimes called interpersonal neurobiology.
The Challenges We Face
1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 - 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder - that is around three children in every class.
The number and rate of permanent exclusions have increased since last year. The number and rate of fixed period exclusions have increased since last year. Persistent disruptive behavior is still the most common reason for both permanent and fixed period exclusions in state-funded primary, secondary schools and special schools.
Pupils who exhibit persistent, disobedient, disruptive and aggressive are twice as likely to leave school without any qualifications, three times more likely to become a teenage parent, four times more likely to become dependent on drugs and twenty times more likely to end up in prison.
What We Do
- Work with pupils, staff and schools to teach the principles of emotion coaching in order to enhance pupil and staff wellbeing and resilience
- Engage directly with parents, carers and families teaching sharing the skills and strategies of emotion coaching.
- To provide explicit training and support in emotion coaching to the services and agencies that support young people to enhance their skills and abilities to provide high quality support and provision.