We offer guidance to children and young people who have been identified by the Keeping Safe and Well Tool as requiring an additional level of emotional support above that provided by Universal Services.
Our focus is to deliver early intervention and prevention methods by providing a holistic model of support to improve and promote emotional health and wellbeing. This enables young people to become more resilient, confident and to take ownership to enhance and sustain their emotional health needs thus empowering them to thrive and attain within their school and communities.
Our interventions are time limited thus enabling the children and young people to put their learned coping strategies into practice, promoting resilience and therefore not building reliance. We do this by using the Wellbeing Indicators identified on the completed referral form and further initial assessment of the child or young person, this is then used to formulate a plan and tailor a package of support.
The support offered is:
Quarriers accepts referrals from Pastoral Staff as well as operating a self-referral and a supported self-referral system. To self-refer, the child or young person is able to make direct contact either via attending the drop in sessions or via text/phone. They will then meet with their Quarriers worker and will be supported to complete a self-referral and commence the assessment process and together they will formulate a plan and tailor a package of support.
A supported referral enables all other professionals to signpost children and young people to the service using the methods above or supporting the young person to complete a self-referral form. Using this method of referral enables the child or young person to take ownership and responsibility of their own emotional health and wellbeing and will result in a richer engagement of the interventions that takes place. The child or young person will always be encouraged and supported to share with their parent/guardian and their pastoral teacher in the case of a self-referral that they are accessing the Resilience for Wellbeing Service.
Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87
A free, confidential phone service for anyone experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Samaritans – 116 123 or text 07725 90 90 90
Personal crisis, risk of suicide and emotional support.
Childline – 0800 1111
Talk about any worries that you have, no matter how big or small.
Borderline – 0800 027 44 66
(7-10pm daily) Confidential helpline for people in the Scottish Borders with mental health needs.
Papyrus – 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786 209 697
Prevention of young suicide.
LGBT Scotland Helpline – 0300 123 2523
Information and emotional support for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters.
Police – 111
NHS 24 – 111