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Team Mates

Team Mates is a 24-week positive psychology group intervention aimed at children and young people who may be at greater risk in developing poor mental health in their adolescent years.

In small groups of eight, children and young people learn through games, using social skills development as an effective tool to build up their protective barrier against poor mental health. Furthermore, worksheets, student-led discussions and group activities allow children and young people to reflect on experiences and create positive coping strategies all under a safe and comfortable environment.

Palace for Life staff also spends two days a week in their respective secondary schools of which the primaries feed in to. They spend the day delivering small group intervention sessions, one-to-one mentoring, and operating a peer-to-peer mentoring scheme.

“Through the Team Mates intervention, we’ve seen such a positive change in some of our most challenging children. Most notable their confident, self-worth and attitude to school and learning. We’ve noticed a huge difference to some of the children who struggled to manage their emotions around the school. Their improved communication and self-regulation mean they are able to cope with stressful situations avoiding those outbursts and melt-downs!”

Teacher at Sutton Primary School

Team Mates is open to KS2 and KS3 students who are at greater risk of developing poor mental health with all sessions delivered on the school site.

For more information, please contact our Mental Wellbeing Coordinator Tom Prance.

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