Engage 1on1 Psychologists provide professional services within over 40 Primary and Secondary Schools located throughout metropolitan Melbourne, at no cost to school or families, supported through the use of GP Mental Health Care Plans. School-based psychologists use evidence based ‘cognitive behaviour therapy, and a collaborative and holistic approach with families and well-being coordinators and teachers to support young people to develop ongoing emotional resilience, improve self-confidence and adopt a positive approach to engaging with life.
Children spend significant periods of their days within educational environments. They often rely on the school staff to support, develop and manage their mental health and social needs. Engage 1on1 child psychologists work with school staff to understand the child’s presentation and challenges, in order to adopt practical and educational strategies to support the child’s emotional and social skills development and improve resilience.
As part of our community commitment to better mental health for young people we facilitate the access of services to families during their time of need. Further to this commitment, our services in schools are bulk billed without charge to the student, their family or the school. Services are discreet, confidential and immediately accessible once a referral from your GP is received.
We facilitate fostering children’s strengths to allow the child to develop and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of their difficulty through exploration during the counselling process . We work closely with parents, school staff, and other professionals involved in the child’s care to encourage a consistent learning experience. Together we explore triggers and factors that may exacerbate behaviours.
Care plans are tailored to meet your child’s and the family’s needs, and may involve a number of approaches including individual therapy, parenting and/or family support, and school based support. We help your child to feel supported, gain independence and to build resilience.