Mental Health Support & Training Provider for Children and Young People
Empowering schools to provide support for vulnerable or troubled children
The Burden Basket is a mental health service provider for children and young people. We specialise in support for staff helping vulnerable, troubled children and young people in school settings. We also offer online support for parents or professional supervision/debriefing for school staff.
The Burden Basket manages The HOPE Project (Helping Our Pupils’ Emotions), which started in Burton in 2012, to provide mental health training to teachers and support staff. The service extends throughout South Staffordshire. Today The HOPE Project works with over 75 schools across South Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire.
A safe place to talk and improve emotional wellbeing
Many people put off asking for counselling/therapy because they are not sure how it can make a difference
The Burden Basket provides therapeutic support for a range of issues such as loss, divorce, trauma, parenting issues, relationships, social difficulties, stress and more.
We work with children and young people (under 18), families and adults (18+).
We offer a free 15 minute consultation prior to therapy. Please call us to find out how we can help.
Mental Health Support for Schools
The HOPE Project
The HOPE Project has been developed over the last five years and helps create positive outcomes for children that have an emotional need for support. The HOPE Project trains school staff to understand the mental health needs of young people and helps develop their support skills. It complements a whole school approach to positive health and psychological wellbeing.
HOPE Project schools offer a safe space in an environment in which the child feels comfortable. This has additional benefits such as the adults’ familiarity with the child/family which helps create a trusting relationship.
Many schools are noticing the lack of resources to support pupils’ emotional needs and an increasing wait for services to get involved. Knowing how to manage students’ strong emotions and crises has been invaluable to many schools. The project can offer support to troubled pupils whilst waiting for specialist services if needed.
Mental Heath Support Training
Essential training to help teachers and businesses to provide mental health support
The Burden Basket and The HOPE Project provides mental health training for schools, businesses and charities
By helping to solve mental health problems early it can help prevent mental health crises, improve productivity and improve overall wellbeing.
The training courses The Burden Basket is offering will cover crucial mental health concerns in a practical, understandable way. More importantly, it will provide tools, advice and strategies to help.
Teacher Feedback from a Hope High School in Burton
The Hope Project has undoubtedly made a difference to students, which in turn has an impact on their parents and schools. It makes a difference to students knowing that they have allocated time ,which is dedicated to them, where they are listened to carefully and given one-to-one support and advice. The fact that The Hope Project worker is someone who is attached to our school, I believe, makes it easier for students to talk to them. The Hope Project is valuable in that it provides schools with another avenue of support.
Feedback from a Hope SENCO Primary School
Because we have several pupils with various difficulties, who are perhaps not quite in need of CAMHS service but are in need of some level of help, we wanted to be able to help them in school as they were finding it difficult to focus on learning when there were other things going on in their heads.