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Junior School Leads the Way in Mental Health Care

18 November 2020 | Tagged: Junior School

The Junior School have launched an exciting new health and wellbeing initiative for pupils and staff by forming a partnership with the Purple House Clinic

The partnership will enhance the school's wellbeing provision by providing professional mental health support to pupils, as well as giving staff the tools to help assist children in times of need. The school seeks to put health, wellbeing and pastoral care at the forefront of its day to day running. The new partnership will introduce specialist care providers from the clinic into the school setting once a week in order to support the pupil experience, train staff and work with teachers and small groups of pupils to provide relevant therapeutic support. 

Purple House Clinic are a team of Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologists and Psychiatrists who provide services for adults and children, including services addressing mental health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, learning disabilities and behavioural difficulties.

Junior School Head Teacher, Miss Heather Fuller said:

'I believe this partnership will be transformative for our pupils and will be a very positive and welcome move forward for our Junior School community.

The Clinical Director of the Purple House Clinic, Dr Michelle Muniz expressed:

'We are delighted to be working with the proactive and dynamic team at the High School of Glasgow, keeping the wellbeing of pupils at its heart. This is so very important for the educational engagement and broader progress of children and young people and we are excited to see how the service evolves over time.'

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