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Supporting the social and emotional well-being of young people in the Midlands

Engaging approaches and therapeutic activities for children and young people who are considered vulnerable or at risk

Strengthening children and young people's ability to develop positive relationships

Supporting children and young people who are struggling with family circumstances, such as separation or bereavement

Improving children and young people's social and emotional well-being

Advocacy and guidance for families when children and young people face challenging circumstances at home or in school

Enhancing a school’s ability to support the personal development of pupils

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Skills Development

The Switch Project enhances children and young people's skills for coping and managing in different situations. We focus on areas such as stress, anxiety, attachment, developing confidence, managing anger, making friends, healthy relationships and solving problems.

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Therapeutic Interventions

We can provide a range of “Expressive Therapies” to suit the needs of each individual. These include play and art therapy, Lego®, mentoring, anger management, social skills training, counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy and restorative practices.

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An Evidence Based Approach

Our team include Mental Health First Aiders, Trauma Recovery Practitioners, Therapeutic Play & Creative Arts Practitioners and National Specialist Leaders in Behaviour and Attendance. Our staff are also registered with the appropriate professional bodies and hold Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

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Testimonials

I spent time at Switch after being excluded in Year 11. I enjoyed being there because I learned new things and how to cope better in the future.

Adam

Thank you for helping me the past couple of months, I really appreciate everything you've done for me.

Sam

Thank you for everything you have done for me. I am really grateful for you helping me.

Thomas

I can't thank you enough for guiding my son through a difficult time in his young life. He has really appreciated the help you have given him.

Parent

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for all the help, support and friendship and understanding you have given us and our daughter. Can't thank you guys enough.

Parent

Thank you and everyone at Switch for giving my son the support and space that he needed to regroup and start again.

Parent

An excellent project with dedicated staff who genuinely care about the students. No judgement is passed or assumptions made. A child attends and is taken on face value which builds their confidence and gives hope. Thank you all.

Parent

The Switch Project provides a very calm and engaging environment for the young people in need of support. During my time there I could develop my self confidence, concentration and other skills which I can apply in all aspects of my life. A very positive atmosphere and experience.

Kieran

I think everyone loves The Switch Project because it can help you with whatever your needs are. It has given me a chance to do what I want to do and it has helped me be successful at it, improving my skills incredibly and really enjoying it.

Megan

The Switch Project gave me a massive chance after I left my school and had to wait to start another one. I was able to go each day, learning new skills and meant I could start my new school with skills I did not have before.

Lakesh

The Switch Project has helped me in all different kinds of ways. It’s helped my behaviour and helped my confidence when singing in front of people. They have helped with my work and getting a qualification.

Karli

I really enjoyed being at The Switch Project as they helped me so much after I was kicked out of school. They gave me a chance to find out what I wanted to do and motivated me to do it. I now attend college and I’m looking forward to doing an apprenticeship and working with children.

Alice

Switch has worked well for several of our pupils with diverse needs. Pupils have responded very positively to their programmes.

School

Switch has had a very positive affect. We still have hurdles to overcome, but things have got a lot better

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Our Success

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Early Intervention

96% of the children and young people who accessed The Switch Project as part of early intervention support are still in mainstream schools 12 months later.

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Placements

Every academic year The Switch Project supports over 50 children and young people at their base in Wolverhampton.

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Re-integration

89% of children and young people who attend The Switch Project as a result of an exclusion return to mainstream education.