``It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.``

E. E. Cummings - Poet, painter, writer

These could well be the most challenging times ever to be growing up and making sense of the world.

Without wishing to be alarmist, we know that before the global pandemic came along, many young people were finding it tough to navigate through the poorly regulated world of the internet including social media, increasing family disfunction and pressures of high personal and academic expectations. *

Yes – children are (generally) adaptable and resilient. But what about those who need some extra support to get through their struggles at the moment? Those whose learning is affected by their lack of emotional wellbeing? Those who are spiralling downwards?

No one wants this; coaching is one of the best ways to help young people find their ways forwards and start to thrive!

Most schools and colleges are brilliant at providing a range of support for their students.

Coaching is a highly effective intervention; more commonly used with adults, but also extremely successful in giving young people a high level of ownership and control over aspects of their lives they find challenging.

For many young people, finding effective strategies and empowerment through coaching has reversed the downward spiral into poor mental health and placed them back on track for learning and loving life!

* Challenges facing young people, YMCA

78% of teachers say that mental health issues among children and young people have increased in past year, with 34% of respondents saying they had “increased greatly”.

Young people may experience issues with

  • Worries, anxieties, over-thinking
  • Emotional regulation – esp anger
  • Lack of confidence and self-esteem
  • Peer pressure and degrees of bullying
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Poor communication skills
  • Lack of focus, motivation, goals

“Sue is passionate about working with schools to identify pupils on the brink of a crisis – and helping to prevent the damage which would otherwise cause hurt to children and their families.”

Rebecca Roebuck – Deputy Headteacher, London Borough of Hillingdon

Coaching packages

Coaching packages provide ongoing support and clear connections between sessions.

Young person
Young person

Day rates for schools and colleges for as little as £40 per session, inclusive of:

Initial meeting with teacher or senior leader

Initial meeting/call with parent(s)/carer (if appropriate and requested)

30-40 minute coaching/mentoring session with young person

Post session written summary to school and parents with suggested strategies to support the young person

Regular impact reviews with school and parents

Flexible number of sessions per student

Maximum of 10 sessions per day.

Recommended interval between sessions of 3 weeks (including holidays).

1 term package (4 days) – £1995*
2 term package (8 days) – £3595*
3 term package (12 days) – £4795*