Having a Psychologist on-site can provide relief from the stress of referrals to outside services with long waiting lists and high thresholds for access.
The benefits for students of having a Clinical Psychologist in the school are many. These are potentially fewer sick days, better engagement in class, and a more supported student base, as well as staff who can feel contained and seek expert guidance on the difficult issues that frequently challenge teachers. Having a Psychologist present can also lead to more positive attitudes towards mental health in general.
If you are a teacher who is interested in discussing how Psicon's Children, Young People and Family Services could support you, we would be happy to arrange for Dr Simmonds to discuss your needs and to offer a package that uniquely fits the school. Please get in touch with us here.