We have a qualified careers teacher and employment pathways leader on site 2 days a week!
Careers advice is also provided by an externally funded provider (U-Explore website.u-explore.com) and we are actively working towards achieving all of the Gatsby benchmarks as detailed in the DFE publication that you can download below.
Due to the vulnerability of our students, we have to carefully intertwine aspects such as work experience with their occupational therapy and mental health programmes. This team approach means that before transfer to college all students will have created a CV, carried out at least one placement and recieved feedback, experienced an interview prior to their college interview day, spent sessions with our external provider looking at the skills they have and the potential careers open to them in the future.
SOURCES OF HELP
These services are not associated with us. We are not responsible for the quality of service they provide, we are recommending them based on the positive experiences of some young people known to us. By inclusion in this list nor are we suggesting that we are in any way affiliated with these servcies.
ANXIETY UK - Support, online counselling, magazine, advice
Text line: 07537416905
Info line: 03444775774
A magazine packed full of useful articles around not just ASD, but the mental health aspects associated with it - fascinating reading and lots of signalling to specialist support.
Website provides support for young people, professionals and parents. Young people who feel they are having a mental health crisis can get instant emergency support by texting YM to 85258
OCD UK - advice, online counselling, support and magazine. Dedicated youth services.
PAPYRUS - suicide prevention young people's hotline 0800 068 41 41
An eating disorder support service - smaller than some of the bigger associations, but specifically aimed at young people.