The Well-being Team
The Well-being Team (WBT) form part of the Education Support Team within the Education Department.
The WBT work in Primary Schools which include all states and most private settings. The team provide support for pupils with low level emotional and well-being needs. The Well-being Facilitators (WBFs) work on a range of levels from Consultation with staff to whole class work, group work and on a one to one basis with pupils. All sessions are at the pupil's school and completed during a standard school day. Each session can last upto an hour for class work and around 40-45 minutes with indiviudal children.
As part of their involvement the WBF address issues such as:
- poor self image and low self esteem
- poor confidence in socialising
- difficulties making or keeping friends
- low level anxiety or worry.
- loss and bereavement
Individual work with chidlren is completed only after consent from parents or carers has been sought. This work is carried out away from the classroom in a room dedicated to this type of work. The nature of the work means the session is a relaxed and informal time where the individual will be given a series of fun and exciting activities to complete to help them understand their emotions better and provided with skills and information to use back in the classroom around school and at home.
Assessment before and after the work has been carried out will be completed with the individual by the WBF to ensure that what they do will be targeted, useful and productive.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Well- Being Team, Inclusion and Early Intervention
Children, Young People, Education and Skills
P.O. Box 142
- JE4 8QJ
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 3.30pm
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Referrals to the team will be sought by School's SENCO for individual and group work only. Whole Class work will be delivered as part of the school's PSHE Curriculum..
- Other notes
All WBT work within the school is negotiated through the school's Special Eductaional Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and this should be your first point of contact if you feel your child would benefit from this type of work and support.
All individual work will be completed with your full knowledge and consent. At the end of the work, the WBF will complete a summary of what has been done and given to school. If you would like to see this report about your son or daughter, the school will be able to provide you with a copy.