NESSie provides counselling and arts therapies (dramatherapy and art, music and play therapy) for children, young people and their families. We offer support in education and community settings face to face, online or over the phone. We provide access to affordable help quickly with experienced, qualified staff.
We work in partnership with local statutory and voluntary organisations and offer regular training for parent, carers and professionals in educational settings to up skill the network around the child.
Our mission: to help improve the mental and emotional health of children and young people, enabling them to live happier healthier lives.
Child first: Our company exists to support children and young people. We make every decision and measure based on them.
Family focused: We know how important supporting families, parents and carers are in sustaining positive change.
Integrity: We’re honest, transparent and committed to doing what’s best for our service users.
Relationships: Connecting with the children and young people, families, schools, agencies and each other to drive success and improve support and outcomes.
Self-Improvement: We are committed to continuous investments in the growth of our team members. We encourage our teams to actively take responsibility for their own self-development and work together to improve the company’s and their own health.
Creativity: We believe creativity improves wellbeing and is healing.
Student Support: 0-25 year olds
We provide quality assured arts therapists and counsellors who have experience working in a range of settings including early years, nursery, primary, secondary schools and special educational needs (SEN) settings. We work both 1-1 and in groups, commissioned locally or funded directly by schools or parents/carers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Staff Training and Support Forums
Staff Forums offer support and information sharing. Themes arise from the needs of the group which may include emotional literacy, anxiety and resilience, bereavement, understanding attachment behaviours and sharing good practice.
These trainings are commintioned locallaly or can be bought in directly. Please email email@example.com for further infotmation
Linking Closely with Outside Agencies
These services include schools, local CAMHS commissioners, National funding bodies, DSPL management groups, local mental health and well-being groups and services.
We are affiliated with the Anna Freud Centre, The Judge Business School (Cambridge) and Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge)
Parent/Carer Support Forums
Parent Forums have been developed locally as a platform where ideas and experiences can be shared and supported. Training, advice and information is provided by qualified therapists, and is an opportunity to network and connect with other parents.
These training’s are commissioned locally by Hertfordhaire County Council. Please see our events page or Facebook for further information.
What Our Community is Saying about NESSie:
“The workshops were particularly useful and I can see
how they can be implemented in my school and be
beneficial to the children and their families.” (teacher who attended NESSie Training)
“My World and Me reflects the work I do and puts it together as a programme. Brilliant!” (SENCo – My World and Me training)
“All of it was useful. A good balance between knowledge and practical stuff.” (Family Support Worker – Staff Support Forums)