B16 (Learning Recovery Hub) and the Quiet Room
B16’s core function is to support the academic reintegration of pupils back into the school whilst offering a calm environment for them to work in. Pupils can express their feelings without judgement and can access key wellbeing support strategies with the help of the Learning and Recovery staff.
The Quiet Room in B16 is a beautiful, calm and quiet space where students can access short-term nurture interventions. These might be 1-1 sessions or group sessions and are available for Years 7 – 13. Referrals for any B16 support are made through the Year office.
Feedback from students who have used B16
‘B16 allows me to feel calmer and to work in a safe environment when I’m finding life challenging.’
‘It gives me the chance to withdraw myself from a situation when things feel too much.’
‘It is a supportive space to relax and calm down.’
‘If I become upset or things become stressful, then it’s a safe place where I know there are people that can help me.’
‘It really helps me to get some head space and take some quieter time away from lessons, so it really benefits my mental health.’
The Sims Wellbeing Shed
The Sims’ Wellbeing Shed is a beautiful space dedicated to student wellbeing. It is situated on the school field next to the cricket pavilion. The Shed is a unique space which allows students to access a wide range of specialised services including Mentoring with Stort Valley, CBT with Mind, Hypnotherapy and EFT with Dr Allan Willis, Individual Counselling services and Wellbeing Coaching & Group Wellbeing courses. We also offer additional specialised courses on demand. Details on how to access these services are below.
Counselling is available to all SWCHS students: we have one full-time and two part-time counsellors.
You can access the following types:
- 1 to 1 session (through self-referral. a referral from year offices/ Pastoral SLT only)
- Lunch time drop-in counselling (13.10-13.50) every day.
- Single Session Therapy (SST) (through a referral from year offices/ Pastoral SLT only)
- Sixth form only drop-in on Wednesday week 2 periods 5 and 6.
1-1 Wellbeing Coaching sessions
Wellbeing Coaching is solution focused and involves 6 sessions, which provide you with a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your potential and strengths. It helps to build confidence in finding your own solutions and make changes through small manageable steps. Access to these sessions can be obtained through the year office.
Wellbeing Group Courses
These courses take place for 1 hour per week during the school day (lesson time) for between 6-8 weeks, depending on the course.
Mindfulness Course This course will help you to understand how your mind works and provide you with lots of tools on how you can train yourself to reduce worry and overthinking. This course also includes meditation practices.
Understanding and Exploring Perfectionism Course This course will help anyone who struggles with having to do things perfectly. If you feel that nothing you do is ever 'good enough' this course can help you to understand and explore why and how small changes can help, make your life more manageable.
Wellbeing Toolkit Course
This course explores mental health and how you can look after your own mental health and/or support others.
Access to all courses and more, can be obtained through the year office or through self-referral. If you would like to self-refer for any Crocus Wellbeing Service, please email email@example.com