Working with schools

There is a growing recognition in schools of the importance of timely and appropriate support for students with a range of stress-related, friendship-related and mental health difficulties. Oxford Clinical Psychology is experienced in providing a range of interventions and support to individuals, groups and staff within both independent and state schools.


What We Offer

Preventative wellbeing work

  • Mindfulness workshops
  • Specific workshops e.g. exam preparation; stress management; self esteem; protective behaviours; friendships


  • Classroom observations of behavioural difficulties
  • Individual or family assessments of behavioural or (pre-)mental health difficulties


1:1 or family interventions, and school interventions, for a range of difficulties including:

  • Adjustment to, or management of, chronic illness
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Disengagement from school
  • Eating disorders (or eating disorder related behaviours)
  • Enuresis and Encopresis
  • Exam stress
  • Friendship issues
  • Low self esteem
  • Pain management
  • Parental separation
  • Self harm



  • Staff training
  • Staff ‘surgery’ to offer consultations and suggestions on pupils raising concerns
  • Supporting schools to develop a comprehensive wellbeing and mental health strategy


How we work

  1. We would seek to meet with the key stakeholders in a school (usually the head of pastoral care, school nurse and special needs support staff) to ascertain the concerns an individual school may have
  2. A plan of assessment and intervention would then be developed within the framework provided by the school
  3. Once a piece of work has been offered within a school, appropriate evaluation would be undertaken


Please do get in touch to discuss how we can help.