Compass GO… Mental Health Support Team works with children, young people, families and educational settings in North East Lincolnshire. We provide support, help and advice for pupils, students and schools for issues related to emotional and mental health wellbeing. Compass GO… currently have full school coverage of the North East Lincolnshire borough but please call our duty line to clarify if needed.
Our work with educational settings across North East Lincolnshire includes providing advice, information and support to staff in promoting emotional and mental health wellbeing. We also work with children and young people on a 1:1 basis offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy intervention.
The service is made up of Education Mental Health Practitioners and Supervising Practitioners from a range of health and education backgrounds.
How the service can help you
Compass GO… provides low intensity one-to-one interventions (approx. 6-8 sessions based on individual need) to children and young people aged 5-19 with mild-to-moderate emotional health and mental health wellbeing needs.
We launched our Pods in September as a new mental health intervention aimed at infants all the way up to college students to improve mental wellbeing. There are 6 Pods available in total, plus an additional transitional Pod. Each Pod represents a key emotion that we all commonly experience at some point in our lives;
- Low Mood
- Exam Stress
- Strong emotions
These emotions can sometimes escalate into bigger problems caused by external pressures such as exams, moving to a new school or experiencing a family break up. The team at Compass GO… offer a low intensity support approach in groups up to 8 young adults to help support them and giving them the tools to effectively manage their emotions.
How you can access the service
We accept self referrals into Compass GO… both from Parent/Carer and Child/Young Person. We will also accept Professional and School referrals. (Please note if you are an Education Staff member who would like to make a referral please contact your Compass GO… link worker)
To refer into our service please call our duty line on 01472 494250 to discuss suitability with our Duty Workers. The duty line is available during our working hours (Monday – Thursday 9am until 5pm, Friday 9am until 4:30pm)
You can also contact us by the emails on this webpage.
If you need urgent help regarding your mental health wellbeing you can contact Young Minds Matter’s crisis line on 01472 252570 (9-5,Mon-Fri). Outside of these hours please call the Single Point of Access on 01472 256256 option 3. If you suspect a child or a young person is experiencing abuse and harm then please call 01472 326292 option 2
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Meet the team
Hello, I’m Laura and I am delighted to be the service manager for Compass GO… MHST. I am a mental health nurse and have worked with children and young people for over 11 years in NE Lincs. It is my passion to support children and young people in the local area to access early intervention and preventative support for emotional and mental health wellbeing issues. Our team is very diverse and this benefits all children and young people that we meet with so we can offer them the right support at the right time.
Hi I am Vicky and I am a team leader at Compass Go… I qualified as a social worker at the university of Hull where I went onto work for CAMHS where I developed a key interest in trauma and attachment and was trained to deliver EMDR. I am passionate about improving access to emotional and mental health support for all children and young people to ensure everyone can receive the support and advice they need. Increasing the awareness around childrens mental health is also a priority of mine and to empower children and young people to speak up about how they feel. Outside of work I am a mum to three children and have a gorgeous puppy called Simba who all keep me extremely busy, I also love to go shopping, go for walks and sometimes I just love to watch some TV!
Hi I am Leanne and I am a team lead at Compass Go. I am a social worker and I have been working with children and young people for over 10 years. My specialist knowledge is within Special Educational Needs. I have experience working within residential settings, Children’s Disability Services and then working in the LD team at our local CAMHS. I am passionate about ensuring that the most vulnerable children within our local area can access the most suitable mental health support for their needs. At home I am a mum to two children; I enjoy live music, fitness and a good film!
Hi, my name is Jamee-Leigh. I completed a degree and Masters in Forensic Psychology at the University of Lincoln. During this time I volunteered for the Youth Offending Service and worked in drug and alcohol services. I went on to work in the Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Whilst at CAMHS I went back to university to complete a low intensity course in CBT with children and young people. I find being able to help and support young people a very fulfilling career, which I love!
In my own time I like to travel and keep fit, you will usually find me either in a gym, out running, cycling or horse riding.
Hi, I’m Hannah! I have been working in Administration for 6 and a half years and have always worked within Education, although previously Adult learning. I feel immensely proud to be able to be part of this incredible service which is going to make such a difference to so many people’s lives. In my spare time I’m usually out walking my dogs (a beautiful border collie Lilly and a fluffy little Cockapoo Roxy), socialising with my friends and family and going on holiday as I love exploring new places.
Hi, My name is Zowie and I am excited to be working at Compass Go and supporting Young People across NELINCS.
I have a passion for working with, and supporting, children and their families and have previously worked in a variety of roles in both Primary and Secondary Schools, within the Children’s Disability service and local family support teams.
I am a Mum to 3 children and in what little spare time I do have I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my friends and family.
Hi, I am Becca! I have always had a passion for helping others to be able to have a positive impact on one life means the world. Working with children and young people is a gift, as I feel they represent pure joy and hope for the future.
Prior to this role, I worked within the health, wellbeing and fitness industry with adults, families, children and young people. I am passionate about mental health and wellbeing, so I am very excited to be part of Compass.
Outside work I love spending time with my family and friends, reading, listening to music, cooking, travelling around the world and being outdoors with my Boxer dog, Harry. I also love exercising, lifting weights, yoga, dancing and meditation.
Hi, I am Sophie! I absolutely love supporting children and young people with their mental wellbeing. I also enjoy supporting schools with their whole school approach with regards to mental health. I have worked with children and young people throughout my career - previously working as a primary school teacher and later, supporting children with autism and physical disabilities in an outreach role. After teaching, I then went on to study a Master’s Degree in Psychology so that I could increase my understanding of psychological theory and how this relates to children and young people. Outside of work, I love to travel, cook, listen to podcasts, be outdoors and spend time with my cat, Lavender!
Hello I’m Kate I joined Compass GO... as an Administrator. I have worked in education for the last 15 years in various settings including Primary schools in the local area and also Primary and Higher Education in New Zealand. My roles have included IT Specialist, Finance Officer and PA to Head of School of Sport.
Working for Compass allows me to work for a service that is making a difference to the lives of children and young people in the local community. The best thing about working for Compass is the team, everyone is so supportive and caring and take time out to check in on each other.
Outside of work I enjoy weight training, pilates, yoga, spending time with my family and taking our dog for walks.
Hi, my name is Niki! I take great delight in working with children and young people, helping them to overcome challenges or difficulties. I have 12 years previous experience working with children and young people in schools as a school counsellor. When I am not at work, I enjoy walking my Boxer Dog, Darcey, I love to travel to interesting places and discover new foods.
Hi my name is Shaun! I have always had an interest in mental health and in empowering people to help them face challenges in their life. I have previously worked in behaviour management as a Health Trainer and as a Family Support Worker. My interests outside of work include socialising, reading, watching TV and gaming!
Hey I’m Jess! I am very proud to have been given the opportunity to work for Compass to support children and young people who need a voice that is heard. I am passionate about mental health, individual voice and inclusion for all; I believe no-one should be left behind. I have a degree in education and special educational needs and inclusion. I have worked as a Playworker with children and young people with additional needs, following this I completed my teacher training and taught in primary schools. I love the outdoors, walking and exercising, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Hi, I’m Lauren. I am passionate about improving access to mental health support for children and young people and enjoy working in schools and colleges to make this possible. I have previous experience working as a teaching assistant in a primary school and most recently in the psychology field working in an adult mental health inpatient unit and as an assistant psychologist in adult autism. Outside of work, I enjoy running several times a week with my friends.
Hello, my name is Andrea. I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies and have spent the last 18 years working in the childcare and primary education sectors. I’m very proud to work for Compass Go and will do my very best to ensure that the children and young people I work with are equipped with the skills to help them reach their full potential. I am passionate about mental health and am especially interested in the impact of the outdoors on well-being. I like to spend my spare time getting outside with my dog, seeing friends, running and travelling.
Hello, I am Daisy! I am extremely passionate about providing mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people. I am committed to the belief that every child matters and deserves equal opportunities to excel and aspire. My academic background is in psychology and sociology, and I have previously worked in secondary education, supporting children with their mental health and wellbeing through positive engagement and resilience. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, going to music festivals, baking, long walks in the countryside and spending time with my family and friends. I am very proud to work for Compass and alongside so many amazing people!
Hello, my name is Rachel! I am a qualified primary teacher and I have over eight years’ experience of working in a range of different schools and educational settings.
I chose to enter this rewarding job role of Education Mental Health Practitioner as I have a strong passion to help children and young people overcome barriers to their learning. From my personal and professional experience, I am aware of how important it is to look after our mental health. I am excited to be able to support and teach others the skills to do this for themselves.
I am a creative and artistic person, this is reflected in my GCSE and A-Level in Art. I especially love drawing, painting and bullet journaling. I have a cute but mischievous dog named Bonnie, I enjoy taking her on long walks and she loves play fighting.
In this role, I am enjoying dividing my time between university work and lectures, with on-the-job training with the wider team, building up my own caseload whilst shadowing our brilliant, qualified practitioners! I continue to champion engagement and participation from children and young people throughout my new role, whilst also taking part in other areas of our service, such as being one of the LGBTQ+ leads for our service, and being the co-host of our DEEP DIVE podcast series.
My background is in Peer Support work for Children’s Mental Health services, being a Young Advisor for Children’s Mental Health services across the Midlands, running and speaking at Mental Health conferences, and being an advocate for all people in mental health services, ranging from Social Prescribing services to Inpatient and Supported Living services.
I started with Compass GO... in September 2022 as a Supervising Practitioner. So far I am really enjoying the variety of my post, I am providing training and workshops in schools, I am the link worker for 12 local schools and help them to embed the Whole School Approach to Mental Health, I support and supervise other members of the team and I also assess and provide evidence based treatment to children and young people. Each day is different and there is so much space for creativity and adapting to suit the needs of the child, family, school and community, it is so rewarding. The team is so supportive of each other and create such a positive place to work, the weeks are flying by!
Before this I was in the Core Team at Young Minds Matter after completing my Wellbeing Practitioner and building my skills, knowledge and experience in a specialist service. Prior to that I worked for the Blue Door providing support for those affected by domestic and sexual abuse.
I have 3 boys including 3 year old twins who keep me very busy in my “spare time”. I like spending time with my family and friends visiting parks, farms and play areas and all the places where children like to run off steam. I also like to make, paint and create and enjoying exercising my artistic side.
I moved to Lincolnshire in 2004 from Leicestershire where I was a hairdresser and Beauty therapist with my own salon, I thought I would continue this by taking a job as a midday supervisor in the local primary school to meet potential clients however, I was offered to train as a special education needs Teaching assistant and realised, I had found another career which I loved.
From this I went to work with a health visiting team whilst studying for a Psychology and Counselling degree.
I then went to work with Children’s services and remained there for around 11years, I decided to move to Healthy Minds Lincolnshire to work with young people’s emotional wellbeing and realised that some of the parents of the young people I was supporting also needed support to enable them to help their own young people, so when Compass Go needed someone to do this I applied.
I feel very passionate about the whole family holistic approach and hope that my experiences of being a parent of 4 children and nanny to 12 grandchildren combined with my professional experience will enable me to be successful in supporting the families in North East Lincolnshire.
When I am not working, I like to do anything creative and enjoy trying new things, especially if they involve my family.
I also enjoy going to watch the British superbikes championships and attending festivals whenever I can.
I have 2 British bulldogs, Lottie and Bruce and spoil them rotten.
Hi, my name is Leanne and I am the Assistant Psychologist for the Autism in Schools project.
I have a degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Developmental Psychology.
For the past 4 and a half years I have been working as a Teaching Assistant at Cambridge Park Academy. I am passionate about ensuring everyone can access their education, regardless of any additional needs that they may have.
While working at Cambridge Park I learned what a huge impact even small adjustments can have on increasing a young person’s access and engagement with their learning.
I am really excited to start the Autism in Schools project, and to try and improve the experience of students and young people with ASD during their time at school.
I enjoy reading, going for a run and to the gym, and spending time with family and friends.
I’ve previously attended the University of Lincoln and studied BSc Honours in Psychology, where I achieved a 2:1.
For the past 2.5-3 years I have worked at a primary school as a TA. I loved the job and everyone I worked with, however I felt like I needed to use my knowledge learnt from my degree more in my work. Therefore, I applied for the job as an Assistant Education Mental Health Practitioner at Compass GO.
Whilst working at Compass, I am excited to meet lots of new people and learn more interesting things about Children and Young People. As well as this, I am looking forward to contributing to improving the mental health and wellbeing of others.
When I am not working, I enjoy going to the gym and being sociable with my friends and family, whether this be going out for food or going on relaxing walks!
Hi I’m James! I’m the Youth Justice Health & Well-Being Worker here at Compass Go.
I previously worked as a Teaching Assistant at a SEN primary school, and I currently work as a volunteer at a Local Youth Club where I run the football sessions.
Outside of work I love playing and watching football, watching films, Gaming, and spending lots of time with my friends & family.
Hi, I’m Angela, I am awestruck at the diverse skills, knowledge and support offered by the team and am looking forward to supporting children working within Compass Go.
I am incredibly passionate about children’s mental health and giving them the skills needed to overcome adversity.
I have worked in education in varying degrees for the last 12 years. Most recently working as a pastoral lead and deputy designated safeguarding lead for a local primary school. For the past 8 years I have been involved in developing programmes in Social and Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) support, SEMH policies and pastoral graduated approaches using child centred planning. Working with children and families 1:1, group work and as a whole school approach.
I completed my degree in education and learning in 2017 and I am currently studying for my masters degree in Mental health, well-being and resilience at BGU.
In the very little spare time I have I enjoy spending time with my 3 amazing teenage children, partner and dogs! I also rescue and foster dogs rehabilitating them and finding them new loving, forever homes.
Hi, I'm Patrick,
I left school at 16 without any qualifications and worked for my family business in the fish industry until I was 25/26. Due to the decline in the industry the business was closed, and I worked multiple other jobs in factories around Grimsby. These jobs were not fulfilling so I decided to do a Psychology degree in 2016. I completed my degree in 2019 and was lucky enough to get a job at the Grimsby University centre upon completion of my degree. I worked as a lecture for a year on the Psychology programme but soon realised that my passion was working with young people who had experienced trauma. I took a job at the local authority with a team that supported young people who were involved or vulnerable to child criminal and sexual exploitation. I loved this role but noticed that there was a gap in the young people having access to mental health support for various reasons. I wanted to work in the Compass role to have the opportunity to deliver mental health support to young people at an earlier stage to make a bigger impact in their lives long-term.
I enjoy watching sport including football, golf and formula 1. I enjoy keeping fit and attend the gym 5-6 times a week. I also enjoy spending time with my family, playing video games and watching tv series.
I am looking forward to working for a new team (JEFF project) that share my values and passion when working with young people in the community that I am so proud to be a part of.
Hi, I'm Gemma,
My role is Youth Justice Wellbeing Practitioner for the JEFF project.
I have worked with YOS and the Graft Project for high risk exploitation and then I have been in Children’s Social Care/ MASH team most recently.
I am looking forward to working with young people who can sometimes feel upset and misunderstood within the community.
I am looking forward to using preventative interventions to support YP at risk of offending or exploitation within the community.
Hello, I’m Sarah and I am the Engagement & Participation Worker.
In my role I support schools to develop and deliver student-led projects that aim to improve well-being across the whole setting as well as supporting the Autism in Schools project.
I have worked with children and young people, in various settings for the last 20+ years, including art galleries, schools and youth clubs and love the creativity, energy and enthusiasm they bring to projects – no two days are ever the same!
In my own time, I like reading, painting and drawing (I’ve even sold a few bits!), going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.
Hi, I’m Sarah.
I am really excited to be joining Compass go and proud to be part of a team who share such passion and drive to support young people overcome the challenges they may be facing. Throughout my career, I have helped support CYP to access education in a variety of settings, working closely with young people with autism and additional needs. I recently returned to university to complete my degree in Person-centred Counselling and Diploma in CBT. Spending the past three years offering therapy and support to young people and adults has been a Privilege.
Outside of work I love keeping active, spending time outdoors and exploring new places, relaxing with family and friends or reading a good book.
Hi, I’m Kirstie and I began my journey supporting people with their mental health, 8 years ago after the completion of my Counselling Degree. My first role as Counsellor was working with children and young people. I enjoy working creatively with young people and exploring their difficulties and any barriers they are facing that may impact their lives personally or their education. I am also a mum to two teenagers and we have a lovely dog called Jasper!
I have spent the last 7 years working with adults and have completed further training in Life Coaching and Low Intensity Psychological Interventions, which has enabled me to work with people short term, equipping them with CBT based tools to support them to understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing more effectively. I also helped to develop and teach a Level 3 Counselling Skills course.
I am looking forward to my journey with Compass
Hi, I’m Suzanne and I recently joined the team as an Assistant Educational Mental Health Practitioner. I am extremely excited about contributing towards the mental health and well-being of children and young people and giving them the skills going forwards.
I have a background in education and have worked recently as a Pastoral Manager across two schools managing safeguarding, school attendance, PSHE, pastoral support and all round Social and Emotional Mental Health support for the school community. My work here for the last 14 years involved working with children, families, one to one support, group work and as a whole school approach.
My passion is making a difference in my work and this is why the position at Compass Go really appealed to me, because I have seen the difference the service can have on children and young people and I was keen to be part of this.
In my spare time I enjoy spending lots of time with my family and friends, trying new restaurants and being outside. I love running and enjoy watching football.
Hi, I’m Claire and I am a Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner at Compass GO. I have over 16 years’ experience working with children and young people.
My degree in Counselling and Psychology lead to a career as a Youth Worker where I supported children and young people with a range of social, emotional, and mental health needs through various government funded projects.
Seeing the need to make a difference earlier in a young person’s life led me to retrain as an Early Years Teacher, which is a profession I have been in for the last 8-years. Observing first-hand the impact of Covid-19 on children’s social, emotional and mental health within education really resonated with me and has driven me to pursue a career as an Education Mental Health Practitioner.
I am extremely passionate about making a difference to children and young people’s mental health; ensuring they receive the right support at the right time, so children and young people are able to overcome adversity, and achieve their full potential.
Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, hiking in the great outdoors, listening to live music, watching musicals and baking (Triple Chocolate Brownie is my speciality!).
Hey lovely folks, I’m Millie!
My role at Compass Go is the Participation and Engagement Worker for The Resilience Project.
Before arriving at Compass Go, I have worked at We Are With You as a Young People’s Recovery Worker, where I supported those who were experiencing issues with substance misuse into recovery. As well as this, I have also worked with organisations such as CPO, Remedi, ROC (Manchester) and Foresight which developed my experience within the social sector.
I am a strong believer that nobody is defined by their past and everyone can make positive change, so I am beyond excited to tailor the Resilience Project to empower and encourage young people in their personal growth.
In my own time, I like to see my loved ones, go swimming, make funky noodle dishes and play lots of Animal Crossing to unwind. Also, I think the greatest things in the world are terrible dad jokes and contagious laughter!
Hello I am Ellie! I studied Psychology at the University of Lincoln and have spent the last 3.5 years as a Teaching Assistant in North Yorkshire. I have led various interventions for children and young people with Autism and other Special Educational Needs and have found the experience extremely rewarding. I am very passionate about improving children and young peoples access to mental health support and facilitating them to learn new skills which will help them to reach their full potential. I have recently moved back to Lincolnshire, and I am very excited to join the Compass Go team. Outside of work I enjoy being outdoors going running or walking. I also enjoy shopping and going back up home to see my friends and family.
Hi! I’m Emily and I’m a Supervising Practitioner at Compass GO…. I previously worked as a primary school teacher before heading back to university in 2018 and retraining as a Children’s Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (CPWP), working at CAMHS. I have a real passion for Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (LICBT) and I have seen the impact that early intervention and accessing the right support at the right time can have. I really enjoy supporting young people to learn new skills that will help them to lead full and happy lives. Outside of work, I spend most of my time running round after my toddler, but I also enjoy going to the cinema, walking and reading a good book.
Hi, I’m Lucy and I am so excited to be part of Compass Go after working alongside the fabulous team in my role as an Inclusion Officer in the Educational Psychology Service for the Emotionally-Based Barriers to School Attendance (EBBSA) Project in 2022/23. I have been a qualified primary teacher for 14 years, working in mainstream and alternative settings in North East Lincolnshire. I became a qualified SENDCo in 2018 to continue to develop my passion for identifying and reducing barriers to learning so children and young people could thrive.
I love working with children, young people, families, education settings and supporting agencies in a person-centred, collaborative and creative way to support emotional and mental health wellbeing issues. This year, I am looking forward to enhancing my knowledge and skills working with the team at Compass Go, whilst attending university to become a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner.
I am also mum to two children and a cuddly cat. I love swimming, paddleboarding, yoga and being outdoors.