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Bullying

We provide assessments and interventions for needs relating to bullying for children and young people at home, in education and in the community.

What needs are associated with bullying?

Bullying can be in verbal, physical, mental or digital form. Bullying negatively impacts the way that children and young people think, feel and behave, affecting a number of different areas of their life and their social, emotional and academic functioning. At HSR Psychology, we work with young people who have and are experiencing bullying as well as those who are bullying others. Bullying may result in or be caused by:

Bullying can affect children and young people in different ways and may impact multiple areas of their life. Early needs identification and early intervention reduces the secondary effects of bullying.

Our services can be offered following an Initial Discussion with a member of our team. You read more information about this process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral



Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion



Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.


Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.



How are needs in relation to bullying assessed?

Needs related to bullying can be assessed through a variety of means including:

Clinical interview

Clinical interviews can be carried out with teachers, parents and carers. During these interviews our specialist will be able to gain a greater understanding of the child or young person's situation from a range of perspectives.

Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) assessment

A SEMH assessment will assess can assess specific SEMH needs e.g. anxiety, related to bullying or it can provide a general overview of the individual’s mental health. 

Observations

Observations are often used to see how a child or young person behaves in their normal environment e.g. at home or in school. Our specialists will be looking for behaviours which indicate a particular difficulty or concerns in the individual’s life. Observations allow our practitioners to give specific recommendations following the assessment.

What happens after an assessment?

Any needs identified during assessment will be written up into a short or more detailed report according to the circumstances, from which future steps can be recommended. The type of report can be decided upon in the initial discussion. Future steps may include intervention, which will be recommended according to needs identified in the assessment. A specialist intervention can reduce the risk of difficulties or situations escalating. 

What are the specialist interventions we offer?

Our team of psychologists offer different interventions which are appropriately matched to the needs of individuals. Interventions will be chosen according to the individual and their unique circumstances. Examples of interventions we can provide include:

We will agree on interventions and discuss them prior to beginning our input. Interventions provide young people and their families strategies to help support them now and going forward in the future, if the difficulties or concerns related to bullying return.


Arrange an Initial Discussion

Arrange an Initial Discussion to find out how we can help. The initial discussion lasts 1-1.5 hours, comes with a written recommendation summary and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

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Bullying can affect children and young people in a range of ways at any age and stage of development. Intervention and early needs identification decreases improves outcomes for young people and children who are bullied or bullying. If you are interested an assessment for needs related to bullying for a child or young person then please get in touch.


What makes us different

Access to a named psychologist

Focus on mental health and wellbeing

Joined-up approach

Bespoke services to meet needs

Multidisciplinary team

Holistic approach

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Flexible, consistent, and competitively priced

We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.

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Make a referral

To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.

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Contact us

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email office@hsrpsychology.co.uk

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