Therapeutic Work in Schools
The Caspari Foundation offers a wide range of services to children and young people, and the staff who support them.
We provide free, subsidised and paid services and programmes which support children and young people's mental health and help staff to develop their therapeutic teaching skills and reflective practice.
We offer a free annual 30 minute consultation service to all schools and institutions.
This online consultation service helps to clarify which of the programmes and services we offer would work best for your school. Please see the current programmes we offer below.
Online consultation sessions take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
One-to-one Educational Psychotherapy
We offer one-to-one Educational Psychotherapy in schools for children and young people who have a wide range of behavioural and learning difficulties.
Educational Psychotherapy is a high level specialist intervention that supports children and young people's learning. It is based on psychoanalytic and attachment theories.
It takes place in school where children and young people are seen in an environment familar to them and their families. This can avoid long waiting lists and offers a great opportunity for teachers, parents/carers and other involved agencies to work collaboratively.
There are currently three pathways to accessing this therapy. All three pathways involve an initial assessment and ongoing one-to-one Educational Psychotherapy sessions.
Educational Psychotherapy is suitable for children who are experiencing difficulty with learning. We often work with young people who are at risk of exclusion. Many of our clients have experienced early attachment difficulties or trauma that affects not only their wellbeing but their ability to engage with learning and to feel comfortable in the school environment.
The Helen North fund was established in 2018 in memory of Helen North, who died of cancer in December 2017, aged 46.
This grant provides one-to-one Educational Psychotherapy to children whose learning has been impeded by the bereavement of a close family member.
The Adoption Support Fund is available, by application, to children and young people who
are adopted or who are under a child arrangement order.
The process of accessing this fund involves an assessment of the family’s adoption support needs by the local authority. This is a current legal obligation of all local authorities.
Small Group Work and Community Projects
We work with schools and other organisations to deliver mental health programmes which support children and young people's mental health. These programmes include EPIC, Match Fit and our new pilot programme Hear Me. These projects are aimed at supporting children and young people's mental health needs and developing staff's reflective and therapeutic teaching skills.
We are always interested in developing our outreach work in schools. We offer bespoke packages to schools and other institutions. If you have any ideas that you would like to develop with us please do get in touch.
Please note that we are not taking any bookings for new group projects until April 2021 because of the current coronavirus pandemic.
“It helped me think how to make a real story.”
“…a chance to get your voice heard.”
“I have learnt to consider people's feelings.”
“It has helped us to listen to each other.”
children and young people
Educational Psychotherapy in the Community aims to improve young people’s wellbeing, capacity to learn, engagement with school and relationships with others.
This programme involves either therapeutic story or art groups for up to six children and specialist training for two members of staff.
The Caspari Foundation teamed up with the Arsenal Foundation to help deliver training for Getting Match Fit, Arsenal's emotional wellbeing programme.
This programme involves training for up to two members of staff to
deliver an emotional wellbeing programme for up to eight children.
We are currently developing a pilot programme aimed at helping school staff to better understand what their pupils' behaviours could be trying to communicate and also what their own behaviours and words communicate to their pupils.
This programme involves focused work discussion groups for up to six members of staff and whole school CPD sessions.