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Gilbrook School, Birkenhead, Wirral
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“Hello and Welcome to our Emotional Support page. My name is Mrs Paula Jackson and I am Gilbrook School’s Emotional Support Advisor. 
On this page you will find some useful information about Emotional Support. Please free to contact me during school hours for any further information.”

What can Emotional Support help with?

  • Loss and bereavement
  • Self-esteem
  • Social skills
  • Feelings/Emotions
  • Friendships
  • Empathy
  • Relationships
  • Anger management
  • Behaviour
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Conflict
  • Relaxation techniques

Supporting – Not Fixing.

Remember, Emotional Support is not here to fix children’s problems. What we can do is provide emotional support.

It is unrealistic to expect emotional support intervention to resolve all their difficulties. However support will be designed to target specific aspects of a child’s needs.

We aim to create a warm, caring and respectful relationship with a child, and to provide a safe space where thoughts and feelings can be shared and explored and strategies and skills learnt and practised to manage their needs.


What do the children think?


- It makes me feel confident about friendships and trust. I feel happy now because of emotional support. (LMH,).

- Mrs Jackson has helped me to understand my feelings. (VM,).

- I can talk about my worries now. (KP,)

- I like playing games, it’s good fun. (OB)

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