A multi-disciplinary, highly experienced team of Clinical Psychologists, Psychological Therapists and Therapists, employed and fully integrated.

An initial comprehensive ‘needs assessment’ (Salford Needs Assessment for Adolescents: SNASA) for all young people to guide the therapeutic care plan throughout care, the placement and beyond. This is reviewed throughout the placement and can track progress and developing areas of need.

We provide evidence based, high quality interventions for all young people at Heath Care Group and Heath Solo, specifically tailored for their clinical needs and their stage of recovery from the trauma they have experienced.

We are constantly reviewing and updating the therapy approaches we offer as the evidence and research evolves in this area.

We are constantly reviewing and updating the therapy approaches we offer as the evidence and research evolves in this area. Additionally, we use a wide range of recognised and validated outcome measures to accurately assess mental health and other needs identified.

Clinical supervision and peer supervision cycles are ongoing and appropriate CPD takes place for all the team to maintain professional governance. All of the clinical therapy team who case-manage the young people are qualified to post graduate level with experience in the NHS, CAMHS and specialist statutory services.

Interventions include:

  • Good Lives Model
  • AIM Assessment
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Nurturing Attachments
  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy

Working with the system around the young person

The therapeutic model that all staff work within, guided by the therapy team, is the ARC model (Kinniburgh et. Al. 2005). The ARC model provides an evidenced based, trauma informed treatment framework for young people.

For residential staff, the model guides the process of developing a safe and stable home base and strong trusting relationships. The ARC links in with all the teams and how they work with young people and the therapeutic care plans that guide how the care is delivered.

All staff receive training from the therapy team, both as a whole company on an annual basis, but also bespoke, needs led training depending upon specific needs and presentations of young people.

Psychological therapists are involved with referrals, transitions and placement in planning alongside care. They have key involvement in placement plans, risk assessments and reviews throughout care. The therapy team lead on therapeutic and reflective sessions, debriefs and placement planning for all staff teams when required.