Why is addressing mental health and therapy at our core?

Children and Young People’s mental health has never been so relevant or important!
Here at Poles APart, children and young people’s mental health is at the very core of what we do, as we believe unless mental health is improved then academic achievement is not achievable or sustainable, thus dramatically affecting the ability some children and young people have living a happy and progressive adult life.
Initial assessment

An initial assessment is conducted using Motional, as well as a multiagency discussion and getting to know the student and their family or carer. Then a pathway – tailored to the student’s needs and wants- will be designed. Each pathway will include daily or weekly therapy and all activities and learning will be created around this. We have a full-time therapist and access to a range of professionals through our partner ‘The Outdoors Group’.

The student’s journey will be child-centred and will be reviewed and assessed throughout. It is imperative to us that we include all relevant professionals as inclusivity is key. It is fundamental to us that we work collaboratively with parents and carers, key staff from their schools and mental health professionals.


Therapies include: 

Counselling Sessions, Walk and talk, Sensory, Music, Art, Sand Tray, CBT.

Well-being focus:

Self esteem, Anxiety, Stress, Socical Anxiety, Depression/ Low Mood, Confidence Building, SEND, Emotional, Mental, Physical and Social


If you are struggling and would like to speak to someone, these organisations can provide support and advice:

 Childline: 0800 1111 / www.childline.org.uk 

Papyrus: 0800 068 4141 / www.papyrus-uk.org / pat@papyrus-uk.org 

The Mix: 0808 808 4994 / www.themix.org.uk 

Young Minds has lots of information: www.youngminds.org.uk and a parents’ helpline: 0808 802 5544

Kooth: www.kooth.com

Young Devon: info@youngdevon.org