Supporting mental health and changing patterns.



Are you tired of having the same old ineffective conversations with students?

Are you worried about how to support the mental health of your students?

Is exam anxiety an increasing concern for your school?

Do you know how to support a student in distress?

Mental health awareness training is great but often doesn’t go far enough. You have the awareness but now what do you do?

You use a programme that uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy!


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely used and successful therapeutic interventions. A fairly prescriptive intervention, it is perfect to be used by school staff working directly with students.

In any therapeutic intervention, the relationship between therapist and client is one of the most, if not the most, crucial elements. By training and empowering school staff to use CBT we are improving the chances of any intervention being successful.

CBT is a talking therapy where the therapist works with the client to change thoughts and effect change. There is no psychoanalysis involved, or any deep delving into psyche.

Samantha Garner, founder of Garner Education Services Ltd., is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and has worked in a school as a SENCo so she understands the challenges faced supporting mental health in schools. She has currently written two CBT programmes being successfully used in schools:

  • The ReBalance Programme
  • This provides mental health training and so much more. As well as the fabulous mental health training, it gives you practical tools and techniques to use with your students afterwards. You can change the negative patterns of thoughts and behaviours of your students. These negative thoughts and behaviours often underpin mental health issues. The ReBalance Programme can be used for five minutes with a single student, or you can easily implement therapeutic programmes to support groups of students. It addresses a wide range of issues including:

    • anxiety
    • self-harming
    • low self-esteem
    • low mood/depression
    • gaming addiction
    • social anxiety
    • anger management
    • poor behaviour
    • low attendance

Click on the menu above to find out more about each programme.