Clinical Services

Our clinical assessments underpin all residential and care placements. Our clinical provision is provided by bMindful Psychology which is designed around a trauma-informed therapeutic care approach that supports the delivery of bespoke clinical services.

Encouraging positive relationships with a high emphasis on life enriching opportunities and activities

Access to a blend of clinical specialisms, experience and expertise

The bMindful Psychology team consists of clinical psychologists, forensic psychologists, psychotherapists and occupational therapists. All of the bMindful team have worked in child mental health and specifically in the looked after children’s sector for large parts of their careers.

The proposed structure is aimed to be flexible to allow the team to offer a bespoke service attuned to the needs of the children, intervention strategies, as well as scope for ad hoc queries, for example post- incidents or if a serious concern arises.

Relevant specialist training and qualifications delivered by qualified experts

bMindful offers a blend of specialist and comprehensive training enabling Your Chapters’ health professionals to have the necessary knowledge and skills to create a nurturing and therapeutic environment, developing there therapeutic skills alongside a bespoke package of training programmes suited to the needs of the home and young people.

Well Being for Life ©

The trauma-informed therapeutic approach, called ‘Well Being for Life’©, is a three-phase recovery programme that incorporates building a secure base, undertaking life story work and therapy and supporting children to develop self-soothing techniques. Each young person placed with Your Chapter has on-going psychological monitoring and monthly evidence-based reporting is provided to Local Authorities highlighting where the child is within their recovery programme.

This approach is uncomplicated – we consider children as individuals and as a product of their experiences. We believe most looked after children have been primed to anxious responding due to the significant harm that has resulted in their care experience. The accumulated risk factors for looked after children can only be mitigated, not eliminated.

We believe in life-long healing and learning and that a care experience should equip children with an understanding of their lived experiences; a clear idea of how they learn best and skills to self soothe and manage the stresses of life. We refer to these as the three jewels and we work towards equipping children and young people with skills which allow them to live to their full potential and feed their dreams.

Read more below on each phase of the Well Being for Life’© model:

We admit to our homes with a transition plan in mind so that children and young people’s recovery programme is bespoke. Most of our children are with us because they are at significant risk.

Through the provision of resilient therapeutic care practitioners and a multi disciplinary team approach we provide a secure base for our children and young people.

We offer high levels of supervision and assessment, along with robust risk management to keep the child safe.

Once children build a secure base, we then support them to self soothe & build their self-esteem. We also complete family mediation, life story work, direct and indirect therapy.

Relationship building is the primary therapeutic intervention we use to help children gain trust in others, in themselves and the capacity to develop meaningful sustaining relationships over the life course.

Ultimately this leads to a reduction of the intergenerational burden of risk factors.

We see care as an episode in a child’s life and recognise that a significant proportion of looked after children return to their family and community. We aim to prepare them for that.

This phase focuses on supporting children and young people on their road to social inclusion whether that is to return home, move into independence or fostering.

Using restorative justice techniques we help children and young people understand their time in care and experience reparation.

Get in touch

To find out more about our homes or make a referral, please:

Call our Referrals Team: 0161 483 1505
Email our Referrals Team: referrals@yourchapter.co.uk
Fill in the online referral form below