Published on: September 6, 2019
Alice Manton, Compass BUZZ Wellbeing Worker has been working very closely with staff at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate(QE) over the last two years.
Alice said: “It’s been a huge privilege to train and support over 300 staff at QE since our project began. Their steadfast commitment to building positive mental health on a daily basis and providing targeted support as needed is having an incredibly positive impact on their students. Compass BUZZ has recently received a very kind donation of £980 from QE which will go straight back into benefiting our project and it’s aim for children and young people to be as happy and healthy as possible so they can reach their own unique potential. Many thanks to all at QE. I’m very much looking forward to continuing to support you on your inspirational journey.”
Sue Ginger, Head of Safeguarding and Complex Welfare and Strategic Lead for Safeguarding at QE kindly shared her experience of working with Compass BUZZ:
Compass BUZZ has provided Mental Health training for a large number of our staff and managers across our site. All Academic, Boarding, Pastoral and nursing staff undertook level 1 training last year and we will be hosting the course this year for all new staff as we found it so valuable. The training enabled a number of our staff to really develop their understanding of what mental health is and what factors can affect wellbeing. We have had a large take up of staff who have taken the level 2 and 3 training and they have come away with sound techniques for spotting signs of mental ill-health in young people and have gained the confidence to support them. We have been very impressed with the training and the quality of trainer. The staff at Compass BUZZ dealt with our requirements on a one to one personal level and provided a great level of training.