We take care to set up DISCOVER to maximise staff and student participation, meet students individually before the workshop and evaluate the programme impact.
What happens at the workshop?
At the DISCOVER workshop, the psychologists provide brief presentations on stress, and video material, lead group discussions about ways to handle stress, and help students practice new techniques.
Each student gets a DISCOVER Workbook to use within the workshop and to keep. At the end of the workshop day, students are supported to set personal goals, applying techniques that have been demonstrated during the workshop. We review their general progress by phone, and then, in an individual session, three months later.
Please note that if students have extra emotional or mental health needs, we will assist them to access specialist mental health or emotional support after the workshop. Should any concerns be identified around risks or safeguarding, the standard school procedures for this will be followed, in partnership with the school, and the relevant parties informed.
What’s coming soon?
The DISCOVER team are extending DISCOVER to meet the needs of stressed Year 11 students. We will be piloting this in several South London schools.