Mental Health Services
EPfirst's Mental Health Worker, Naveen Morris is experienced in providing social, emotional and mental wellbeing support to the 0-25 age group. Intervention usually follows assessment completed by the Educational Psychologist. Services tend to be delivered through the purchase of termly or annual packages, on a weekly basis.
Naveen Morris is currently registered as a Trainee Play Therapist Practitioner with Play Therapy UK. This course is accredited by Leeds University.
Naveen’s experience includes working across a range of Early Years settings as a nursery nurse. Working in alternative education providers for young people not engaging with mainstream education as a teacher. Currently, Naveen is providing a range of mental health services to schools across the west midlands. This work involves:
One-to-one sessions with children and young people ranging 5-16 through:
Art and visualisation
Cognitive and behavioural modification
Non-directive therapeutic approaches
EPfirst: Mental Health Assessment and Intervention Approach
Step 1: Referral
Information provided in the EPfirst referral form.
Step 2: Consultation
The referral will be discussed with an Educational Psychologist to determine the most appropriate and useful means of assessment and intervention for the child or young person.
Step 3: Assessment
If the child or young person is deemed an appropriate candidate for mental health work, an initial social, emotional and mental health assessment will be undertaken.
A recommendation will be provided to school outlining he number of sessions recommended in relation to the needs presented by the child or young person.
Step 5: Agreement
An agreement will be signed by school in relation to the work to be undertaken. An invoice will be issued with payment due within two weeks of issuing.
Step 6: Intervention
Following the SEMH assessment a course of sessions will be planned and delivered in school.
Step 7: Assessment
A social, emotional and mental health assessment will be undertaken to measure the impact of work undertaken with the young person.
Step 8: Feedback
The mental health worker will produce a report which will identify the child’s engagement with sessions and provide an indication of the progress made.
A feedback meeting may be arranged to discuss the assessment and findings at an additional cost.
Packages of Support to schools
2 children seen for 40 minutes a week over half a term at a cost of £600
2 children seen for 40 minutes over a term at a cost of £1,200
2 children seen for 40 minutes over a year at a cost of £3,800
3 children seen for 40 minutes a week over half a term at a cost of £900
3 children seen for 40 minutes a week over a term at a cost of £1,800