It is usual for CYP to experience a degree of mild to moderate SEMH difficulties, including but not exclusively; worry, anxiety and low mood as part of everyday life. Mild to moderate concerns might include daily changes to everyday life which have an impact on usual functioning.      

During life there are transitions that can be challenging and require additional support to manage. CYP experiencing difficulties within school may benefit from short-term, tailored early intervention or support from an EEWP, as part of the graduated response.

The team provides low intensity, evidence based interventions such as guided self-help based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Therapeutic Story Writing.

EEWPs work collaboratively with CYP and a school link in educational settings to support the CYP with emotional wellbeing concerns. The team provide support 1:1, in small groups or through whole class workshops. EEWPs do not link with parents/carers.



1:1 Interventions

We ask educational settings to describe the support they have already implemented as part of a graduated response, before referring the CYP to the EEWP team. 

Each referral made by an educational setting is triaged by the EEWP team. Either an Initial Assessment is offered or resources and signposting to an alternative pathway. If the referral meets the criteria, the EEWP service deliver up to 6, one-hour intervention sessions within the educational setting.

An intervention plan is created to support the CYP's identified SEMH needs and goals. The allocated EEWP keeps in contact with the school link throughout the intervention and may involve them in some of the sessions.



As a team, we offer a range of workshops. The workshops can be delivered to a small group consisting of a minimum of ten CYP or up to a whole class setting with a maximum of 35 CYP. There is a requirement for a member of staff to be present during workshops. The workshops are interactive, fun and informative and are specific to different key stages. Currently they include:

  • Understanding Self-Esteem

  • Working Through Worry and Anxiety

  • Tackling Negative Thinking

  • Managing Change

  • Assessment/exam Anxiety

  • Forming and Maintaining Friendships


Therapeutic Story Writing

The team offers primary schools Therapeutic Story Writing (TSW) sessions to support CYP to process their emotions. The TSW intervention is therapeutic in nature.

By working with the metaphor in stories, emotional issues are addressed in a way that does not overwhelm the child. As well as developing emotional literacy, TSW also develops writing skills.

The TSW intervention consists of six sessions for groups of up to six children. A member of staff from the school is required to attend. 



Referrals and Bookings


1:1 Interventions:

The referral form can be accessed here.

A completed example of the referral form can be accessed here.

Send the completed referral to the email address listed below.



To request a workshop, contact the team via the email address listed below with your setting name, the workshop you wish to book, the age group, the number of pupils to attend and the most appropriate school term.


Therapeutic Story Writing:

Request this intervention using the email address listed below, stating the school term you would like it to be delivered.


Our Email:










Useful Websites

Anna Freud Mentally Healthy Schools
Includes: a free website for Primary, Secondary schools and Further Education across the UK, offering school staff, parents and carers, information, advice and practical resources to better understand and promote pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.


Brathay Peer Mentoring
An exciting and free Peer Mentoring programme, now available to Primary and Secondary Schools across the Bradford and Craven Districts.


Includes: Mental Health Champion Project information, Workshops and Meetings. 
Mental Health Champion Parent Workshops: focusing on supporting CYP with anxiety related to perceptions of falling behind with their school work. Future topics around Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing. 

NSPCC Taking Care of Children and Young People
Includes: Covid Advice and Support for Parents and carers



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