At Jenby’s we believe passionately that we need to work together as a whole community to promote and improve children’s mental health.
The Jenby's in schools project creates a powerful platform for us to join together with schools and parents / carers to equip and empower the next generation with the knowledge, understanding and tools to look after their mental health.
We don't wait till our children's teeth are falling out to educate them on how to look after their dental health, so we should be just as proactive with their mental health. We provide schools with a unique preventative package which allows them to achieve this goal and ultimately better equip their pupils throughout their primary years and beyond!Join Us
The Jenby's in Schools project is a whole school approach to promoting and improving children's emotional and mental health. We do this by focusing on 5 key areas: 1. Jenby's in Schools groups; 2. Clinical psychologist lead training for the WHOLE staff team; 3. Training, CPD and continued supervision / support to group facilitators; 4. Parent/carer online workshops and 5. Termly outcome data reports. To really make a difference to the emotional mental health of the next generation we believe we need to WORK TOGETHER and the Jenby's in Schools project has been designed to do just that!
Below is a summary of each key area:
At the very heart of the Jenby's in schools groups is our clinical psychologist designed and developed groups. When you subscribe to our programme you are provided with all the knowledge, supervision and resources/materials you will need to run our fabulous groups in your schools. We know how busy school staff are so we have provided everything you need to run Jenby's groups in your school, from worksheets to craft resources, making running our groups enjoyable and straight forward. We currently have two key group packages that have both been proven to have a HUGE positive impact on the pupils that have accessed them.
All of our Jenby's in schools packages include whole school training on a range of child emotional and mental health areas. All of our training sessions are lead by experienced child clinical psychologists. We are currently developing an online CPD area for all staff involved in the Jenby's in Schools project to access. This will provide them with convenient ways of accessing the information and resources they need to best meet their pupils emotional and psychological needs - accessible on mobile, tablet or laptop. Bespoke training is also available by request.
All our schools have two key members of staff that take on the role of Jenby's facilitators. These key members of staff receive additional training to be able to confidently and competently run the Jenby's in schools groups. ALL Jenby's facilitators receive regular supervision throughout the year with experienced clinical psychologists who are also available to provide support and guidance throughout each schools subscription period. For all 2019/2020 subscriptions we are introducing a bespoke designed online CPD online profile for all our facilitators. This will enable our group facilitators to access and benefit from further online workshops, whilst also having the ability to evidence their learning and development.
Parent/carer involvement is crucial to the success of the Jenby's in Schools project. We have worked hard to ensure parents/carers can play an active role in their child's experience of attending a Jenby's in Schools group. We have therefore developed a series of online parental workshops for you to access free of charge throughout your child's involvement in a Jenby's in schools group. Your school will provide you with a link to access these workshops.
We believe that ALL interventions that schools subscribe to should be backed by evidence. Jenby's in Schools believes passionately in providing all our partner schools with termly reports that breakdown your individual schools outcome data and impact figures. Each school receives a termly report in both PDF and printed format, allowing them to have up-to-date evidence of the results of our work together.
The Jenby’s in school project aims to equip teaching staff, parents and carers with knowledge and understanding of child emotional and mental health, whilst empowering children with knowledge, tools and strategies to manage a range of feelings and difficulties.Join Now
"The Jenby's in Schools project aims to change the way we have previously thought about child mental health. It comes from the perspective that with the right training, guidance and support we can all play a HUGELY significant role in improving children's emotional and mental health and well-being.
This project steps away from the traditional approach of only offering interventions to children when they present with difficulties and instead moves things forward by encouraging a preventative whole community approach to helping children understand and look after their mental health everyday.
It's time for mental health to proudly take its place alongside dental and physical health. We don’t just teach our children the importance of brushing their teeth when their teeth are falling out, so we shouldn’t be isolating mental health education and tools to only those children who are struggling, let's equip and empower ALL children from an early age"Join us
We have found the experience of being Jenby's facilitators a truly rewarding and beneficial experience. It has been wonderful to watch the children who have attended blossom in confidence, smile more and enjoy the groups. The tools have been so useful not only to the children, but for ourselves and with our classes as a whole. Both facilitators and children leave Jenby's group more relaxed, happy and positive than when we began. It is having a real impact on all children involved and we look forward to continuing the project.
Catherine Fowler and Hilary Gornall - Jenby's Group facilitators
Working with Jenby’s has enabled us to focus on the health and wellbeing needs of all our children and to create a bespoke and tailored learning programme for our children. The materials and support from Natalie is first class, she has empowered our staff in school to have a deeper knowledge and awareness of how our mental health affects every part of our lives. The feedback we have had from the children and the parents has been exceptional and it is wonderful to see children using the strategies and talking about their feelings and emotions.
Mrs Claire Lee - Head Teacher at Burley Oaks Primary School
Dr Natalie has been instrumental in helping to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of the children in our school and across the Wharfe Valley. The Jenby’s in School Project has been transformational for the children and families in our schools. Our carefully trained facilitators work closely with Dr Natalie so that they can implement the bespoke course and having the online parental tutorials is an excellent way to engage parents and provides a further layer of support. This work is crucial for the future positive mental health of our children and we are delighted to have been a founding school member. Thank you so much to Dr Natalie for giving our pupils the tools to take control of their own mental health.
Miss Hilary Cave - Head Teacher at Addingham Primary School
For me, the mental health and well being of the children in our school is the most important factor to the children being happy and able to learn. I have felt really lucky to be involved in the Jenby's project which has been so beneficial to so many children already. I have enjoyed learning so much about how to help children deal with their emotions and anxieties and look forward to gaining more knowledge throughout the project and being able to make sure that the children in our school all benefit from this.
Lorna Fiend - Jenby's group facilitator