BEAM

Beam is run by The Children's Society, a national charity that works with the most vulnerable children and young people in Britain today. For more information about the organisation, as well as details of their various projects, please visit their website: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk

Beam offer wellbeing drop in sessions for children and young people under the age of 25, their parents and carers. Beam also run workshops which provide group support relating to a range of common mental health
and emotional wellbeing topics such as anger and anxiety as well as expressing emotions.

Update from Beam!

With the restrictions easing, we thought it would be useful to update as to how Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Beam will be operating.
We do not have any plans to re-open as a drop-in service currently.  We will continue to offer telephone call backs as well as virtual face to face appointments. 
All support should be requested via the website. 

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk//beamshropshire

You may be aware we are offering limited face to face appointments from our Wellington venue.  These are strictly on an appointment-only basis. 
As you can imagine, these are in high-demand given the limited slots we have, particularly the after-school appointments. 
To ensure as many face to face sessions can be offered as possible, we will be booking appointments during school time. 

Primary Schools – Y6 transitions offer

We are offering one-off face to face workshops for Y6 pupils who are concerned about their transition to secondary school.  If your school is interested in booking this,
please get in touch ASAP.  Please note that this is only available to those schools who are not supported by the Bee U Mental Health School Support Team.

School leavers

Please do highlight the Beam service to your pupils, particularly the Y11 school leavers. 

Workshops for parents/carers

We are pleased to let you know we are now offering virtual sessions for parents & carers around common emotional well-being topics. 
These sessions aim to help parents & carers support their young people at home.  The sessions are detailed below:

 

Mental Health & Emotional well-being in children & young people.

We will cover:

  • Effective communication.
  • Empathy V Sympathy.
  • Overview of common emotional well-being topics such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation and anger.

Wednesday 7th July 2021

 

12pm – 1.30pm

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Sleepy Heads.

 

2 session workshop around sleep & common issues.

 

It is advisable to attend both sessions.

Session 1:

  • Sleep stages.
  • Sleep hygiene.
  • Bedtime routines.

Wednesday 21st July 2021

 

12pm-1.30pm

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Session 2:

  • Tackling common issues around sleep including:
  • Prolonged night-time awakenings.
  • Bedtime refusal & resisitance.
  • Teen sleep.

Wednesday 4th August 2021

 

12pm-1.30pm

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Managing anxious behaviours in young people.

We will cover:

  • What anxiety is.
  • Science of anxiety.
  • How to support.

Wednesday 18th August 2021

 

12pm – 1.30pm

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NEW: Beam Leaflet 

BEAM FAQ's
Beam Phone Support Flyer 
BEAM Guide: Social Anxiety
BEAM Guide: Lockdown and Transitions
BEAM Guide: Talking to your child about COVID
BEAM Guide: Reassurance Seeking Behaviour
BEAM Guide: Y6 to Y7 Moving Up