Mentoring and iMatter Journal
We are very excited about our iMatter Journal, which we would love to give to as many students as possible. It provides them with various interactive tools to help their wellbeing. We can work with students one-to-one or in small groups if that would be beneficial to them. We also have a lesson that accompanies it to introduce it to whole year groups.
We also offer one-to-one mentoring. This might be on the back of a course, where further support is needed (see below or courses section), or with a young person that a Step member has connected with through our work in school. It may be mentoring for a particular issue a young person is facing or to develop leadership (e.g. CU leaders).
COURSES on wellbeing
Below are two courses we offer schools related to student wellbeing
The Haven, which is delivered in partnership with 267, provides a safe space for up to 10 pupils who are struggling with stress and anxiety. This six-week course will help young people to reflect on triggers for their anxiety, learn to notice their physical and mental response to stress and apply tools and strategies to help them feel more in control of their anxiety. Our trained Step team can deliver an assembly to introduce the course, work with you to decide on the best students for the course and bring all the required resources. Although Step doesn't charge for our time, there is a cost per student from 267 to cover a student resource pack and course development.
Many young people in schools have faced loss, either through the death of someone close to them or through parental separation. This 6 or 7-week course (written by Pete English from a charity called At A Loss and adapted by us) is designed to help students explore the grief process while providing an opportunity to talk about their loss with others who have had similar experiences. The main leader on this course will have received specific training. We will work with the school to identify students who could benefit from the course, who will be interviewed to ensure they are aware of what the course will entail and are ready for the process. We can also offer an assembly on the issue of loss to introduce the course.