Minerva Learning Trust

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing


Unravel are a team of specialised emotional and behavioural psychologists and practitioners who provide bespoke support for children, young people, families and professionals.  Designed to unravel key challenges around student’s behaviour and give them the tools to make positive change. It is unique and statistically proven, applying a range of psychological techniques including elements of neuroscience so that young people can understand themselves and take charge of their brains and behaviour. We work on all aspects that activate self-esteem to help each young person gain control of their emotional well-being and build resilience. Students can bring any issue to counselling, there is nothing too big or too small. The counsellor is trained to work with many issues people face today including anxiety, loss, separation, anger, relationship problems and fears. Students can bring any issue to counselling, there is nothing too big or too small. The counselling room is located in Reception.  

One-to-one sessions for students, training for teachers and workshops for parents are part of their three-sixty approach. This gives all those involved strategies for understanding and handling the issues presented by children in emotional distress. 

Each student is individual and their specific needs are at the heart of our approach. That’s why Unravel's support is bespoke and applies a range of techniques including: 

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Positive psychology
  • Theraplay
  • Feel Good Family Toolkit
  • Solution focused approaches
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Drawing and Talking
  • Motivational Interviewing – embracing change

Referral Procedure

Referrals to Unravel are made through the school's safeguarding manager. Students may choose to refer themselves. Parents, teachers or students can refer others.


Counselling is confidential. All information shared in the counselling room will be treated in a discreet manner. However, the counsellor may need to share some information with other members of staff to further support a child, this action is taken with the student’s permission and agreed within a verbal contract. If the safety of a student or another person is at risk confidentiality may be broken but the student will be informed before this happens and the child will remain, at all times, central to the process. Any information sharing will be limited within school to the pastoral safeguarding team, although other agencies may need to be informed.

Teaching and Learning

The counsellor will, at the request of the school community, deliver information to students and staff to further assist their emotional wellbeing. This will include ensuring that resources and guidance are provided for out of school hours.

For further information about the service please go to: Unravel | Supporting mental health & well-being for young people (unravelsupport.co.uk)