Roughly 10% of children aged 5-16 have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem. However, 70% don’t get appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. One of the main reasons for this is failing to spot the signs early on.
Our mission as a tuition agency is to help lower that number by training the tutors on our books to recognise the symptoms of a range of mental health problems. We also advise on what to do if they suspect their student is struggling with their mental health.
We have a diverse team of highly experienced Mental Health tutors who have worked with students in a mentoring and coaching capacity for many years. Some have undertaken additional training, such as the Mental Health First Aid 2-day course, which qualifies them as Mental Health First Aiders.
Osborne Cawkwell tutors are trained in-house by our Mental Health specialist, Dan Licence. Dan provides ongoing support and guidance should they have any concerns about the wellbeing of their student.
As well as receiving Mental Health First Aid training, tutors are also trained in how to incorporate Mindfulness and Positive Psychology techniques into their teaching.
We believe that mental well-being is not just the absence of poor mental health, but also the presence of happiness. By encouraging skills such as Growth Mindset and Resilience, we can help students develop into mentally healthy adults beyond the classroom.
It’s a common misconception that a young person with a mental health problem won’t be able to learn as well as other students.
Capacity to learn is usually intact for most people. They may just need a bit more time to fully absorb the information or additional encouragement when dealing with challenging tasks. This is often difficult to achieve in a large classroom.
One-to-one tuition with a mental health tutor allows the time and dedicated attention to cater to the specific needs of the student
While our tutors are not mental health professionals, having a one-to-one relationship with students places them in a unique position to spot the early warning signs and take the appropriate action.
Working in conjunction with schools and any relevant mental health institutions, our tutors are able to act as an additional support network for students throughout their journey to recovery.
Get in touch to find out how we can help your child succeed.