Children who experience low-self esteem have great difficulty in asking for help because they lack the confidence to do so. As a result, their self-advocacy and self-awareness skills are poor. The results may show as:
These children need support from their school, but don't have the skills to ask for it. That is where a supportive school environment can help them to thrive.
The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) "Going to Be All Right" 2017 report tells us that by the time they are 16, three children in every class will have developed a mental health problem. Half of all mental health problems develop before the age of 14. There were a number of other interesting insights from the report:
Where children do seek help from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS):
1-2-1 coaching can help children with:
"Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching and the greatest things can happen."
Everything said and written between the child and I is kept confidential and is stored securely. This is essential to build trust. Paper files are kept securely and digital files and communications are securely encrypted.
The school and parents can be updated after a block of four sessions, but progress will be discussed in general terms without breaching confidentiality.