Here at Compass Bloom we are committed to helping children and young people grow through what they’re going through.
We provide a free and confidential emotional health and wellbeing support for young people with mild to moderate emotional health and wellbeing needs who attend one of our allocated 63 schools and colleges.
Our team of kind and friendly people who are here to support children and young people’s mental health.
Sometimes, you may feel sad, scared or worried. Maybe you’re getting angry or frustrated. We can help get you the right help!
We come into schools and talk to children and young people in groups or maybe just one to one, whichever you feel more comfortable with .
How the service can help you
We help you build your skills to cope with:
- Low mood: sadness, low motivation
- Mild to moderate anxiety: worries, irrational fears and concerns
- Difficulty in adjusting to change and transition
- Difficulty in managing emotions: angry outbursts, frustration and distress
How we do it
- We deliver evidence based interventions through 1:1 meetings and group work (usually 6-8 sessions based on what you need) for children and young people aged 5-18
- We support the Senior Mental Health Lead to develop a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
- We provide advice and guidance to school and college staff
- We provide strategies to parents/carers to support with their child’s anxiety
Our service is made up of Assistant and Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners, Qualified Mental Health Practitioners and Supervising Practitioners from a range of health and education backgrounds. Compass Bloom is also supported by a Senior Management team and Administration team all committed to supporting children and young people.
How you can access the service
You can speak to one of the friendly team by ringing us on 01772 280123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will ask you a few questions to get started, then one of our team members will call you back to make sure we’re the right people to help.
We accept written Requests for Support through our 64 schools and colleges.
We aim to get you coping and feeling better about what’s going on in your life, by supporting your ‘Bloom’.
Our office opening times are Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm.
Most of the work we do with young people is done during school and office times but if these times don’t suit you, just let us know and we’ll see if we can arrange something at a time that’s more convenient to you.
We are not open on weekends or bank holidays.
If you require support out of these hours and feel you are in danger or at risk of harm, you can contact the CAMHS Crisis service on the following numbers:
West Lancashire – 01695 684262
Preston- 01772 777344
South Ribble and Chorley – 01772 644 644
Or in an emergency dial 999.
Get social with us
Meet the team
Hi, I am Anne. For over 20 years I have helped to support children, young people and their families in a variety of settings from Young Offenders Institutes to secondary schools and I thoroughly love the work I do. You won’t see much of me but I am busy behind the scenes trying to make Compass Bloom the best service is can be for you.
Hi, I’m Mia, I am a person-centred counsellor. I am experienced in working with children, young people and adults, supporting them with their emotional and mental health. I recently set up a counselling service in high schools. I feel it is so beneficial for children and young people to be able to access the right support, at the right time in a place that feels familiar to them. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors walking our dog and I’ve recently started running. I am also learning Spanish.
Hello, I am Kim. I am a mental health nurse by background and have spent many years supporting individuals with their mental health and wellbeing.
As a mum of two young children I can see the challenges that young people may face in school and within the wider community. In my spare time I enjoy getting out in the fresh air running, doing fun stuff with the kids and I love watching Netflix!
Hi, I'm Hannah! I have been working with children, young people and families for over 10 years. I completed my postgraduate diploma in social work at the University of Central Lancashire, where I found I could follow my passion for providing support in health & wellbeing. I'm passionate about helping people overcome barriers to improve their mental health needs. In my spare time, I love to cook, bake and binge-watch shows on Netflix. I love spending downtime with my husband, daughter & pets, Poppy, the dog, Tilly, the cat & Maud, the bearded dragon.
Hi, I am Alison. I have supported children and young people in different roles for many years. I have a degree in social pedagogy, advocacy and participation and I am a qualified educational mental health practitioner. I am passionate about supporting children and young people with their life journey by working with them to find the best tools that will support their positive wellbeing.
I love the outdoors, spending time with my family, walking, playing board games, watching films and playing with my new kittens!
Hi, I am Adele. Having taught psychology for 13 years I became aware of the mental health problems that many young people face and I decided to support them with their anxieties and low mood. I enjoy working as a mental health practitioner and wellbeing lead.
When I am not working, I like to be active; a regular gym-goer and runner. Last year I ran the London marathon. My favourite time is when I am with my family, enjoying the outdoors and walking my little shih-tzu dog, Minnie.
Hi, I’m Jude. I'm a social worker, and have worked for over 15 years to support children and families in various settings. I love the work I do and being able to support young people with their mental health and wellbeing. Away from work, I love spending time with my two little boys, as well as going to the gym.
Hello, my name is Lisa. I would describe myself as a ‘people person’. My background is working as a Mental Health Nurse, for many years, in different settings.
I love nothing more than listening to what people have to say so I feel very lucky to work for Compass Bloom. As I am passionate about supporting children & young people to feel empowered regarding their mental health & wellbeing.
When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my 3 children & family, going for walks in the great outdoors, eating good food & watching many sporting events.
Hi, I’m Hayley I’m a Counsellor trained in person centred and CBT approaches and have a degree in Social Science. I’ve worked within charities and children and young peoples’ services providing therapeutic counselling and CBT, as a school counsellor and as a University counsellor. I have 20 years’ experience working within Higher Education and believe in the value of mental health support for all ages. I am always learning and love helping others to develop self-awareness and find tools to support mental health. Out of work I love being a mum, I enjoy family and friends time, walks on the beach, swimming, holidays and reading.
Hi, I’m Gelareh. I am a mental health practitioner with background in working with adults, children and young people with neurodiversity, challenging behaviour, trauma and anxiety. I am passionate about supporting children and families to increase their quality of life by providing them the tools necessary to help them thrive to become happier in their everyday life at home, school and with their friends.
In my free time I love spending time with my two little ones, whether it’s going on outdoor adventures or dancing our hearts out.
Hi, I’m Chelsea. When I was in school, I struggled a lot with my anxiety, and didn’t get the help and support that I needed. I love my job because I can now support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing. I have a master’s degree in sport physical activity and mental health. In my spare time, I love walking my dog Tobi, socialising with friends and enjoy going to the Lake District for long walks.
Hello, my name is Kirsty. I feel passionately about supporting children and young people and to work with schools and colleges to improve our children’s mental wellbeing. I have worked as a higher-level teaching assistant for the last 14 years in a primary school. I worked extensively with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) children by focusing on their academic and emotional needs and helping them address and overcome challenges. I have a degree in English and drama and a passion for Shakespeare.
Hello, my name is Lizzie. I am incredibly passionate about mental health in children and young people. I studied history at Lancaster University before completing a PGCE in primary education. I have worked in schools for the last 5 years and have realized the need for mental health and wellbeing support within education. I feel privileged to be able to fulfil that need. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, reading and binge-watching Netflix!
Hi, I’m Lucy! I am so excited to help in providing mental health and wellbeing support to young people and families. I studied psychotherapy and counselling at the University of Central Lancashire which gave me excellent knowledge of therapeutic interventions and theories. I have experience working in education settings with young people and adults suffering from mental health problems and learning difficulty related behavioural problems. Outside of work, I love painting, colouring, sketching - it’s how I like to express myself. I also like listening to music, going out with my friends and spending time with my family!
Hi, my name is Ruth. My background is in education, previously as an early year’s teacher and most recently providing 1:1 support to children with additional needs in primary school. I love my job as I am always learning and developing my skills and knowledge to help and support young people and their families. As a mum of four teenagers, I don’t have a lot of spare time but when I do I enjoy going to the gym, swimming, reading a good book or pottering in my garden.
Hello, my name is Samantha. I am extremely passionate about early intervention/prevention and believe that everyone should have equal access to support. I completed my degree in education, psychology and counselling and worked within a variety of education settings and age groups, which heightened my enthusiasm for mental health/wellbeing support for young people and their families. Outside of work I love to go on adventures with my dog Milo, spending time with my family and friends and listening to music and singing.
Hi, I’m Sophie! I am very proud to support the mental wellbeing of children and young people. I studied psychology at the University of Liverpool and previously worked as a special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) teaching assistant in a high school. I always knew I had a passion for helping young people socially and emotionally. I am eager to work with schools to improve the access of mental health support to young people. When I am not working, I love spending time with my family and friends, travelling to new places and getting creative with my crafts!
Hi, I’m Sue! I feel proud to be able to support children and young people when they need it the most. I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Central Lancashire, which is where I found my passion for working with and supporting individuals with mental health needs. I have worked within crisis services and in primary care settings providing interventions for individuals with common mental health needs. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially my baby niece! I also enjoy baking and travelling to new places.
Hi I’m Alana. I have over 15 years’ experience of working with children, young people and adults with mental health needs in education and I am also a qualified teacher. I have always had a keen interest in supporting individuals with their mental health and believe that early intervention and support is key.
In my spare time, I enjoy socialising, yoga, keeping fit and going to the cinema.
Hi, I am Salma. I feel excited to join this team. For many years, I have worked within the education system, and realized that there was a gap for children and young people mental health services. I feel passionate about starting this new role and be able to make change for children and young people and their families.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking and going out with my family.
Hi, I'm Carolyn. I have worked with children and young people for over 15 years in youth organisations and schools as a pastoral lead. I love working with children and young people because there are never two days the same. I want to help them see that it's okay to talk about their mental health and that they are not alone.
Outside of work, I enjoy being around my family; I'm a mum to a very energetic toddler and an even more energetic cockapoo. I like making things, crafting, and watching reality TV.
Hi I’m Deb, I have a background in health and wellbeing coaching and I’m really excited to be supporting our local children and young people with their emotional and mental health. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and together we like to be outside in nature, which is handy as I have an energetic dog. I also enjoy anything crafty and really enjoy crochet as it relaxes my mind. I also enjoy running, yoga, music and cooking.
Hi, I’m Becky. I have worked for charities and schools to support young people with different aspects of their health and wellbeing. I have found that feeling seen and heard can make a big positive difference in people’s lives. I feel privileged to have the chance to get to know lots of young people and support them to achieve their aims.
When I am not working, I spend time with my family and friends. I am often listening to podcasts or music and like playing video games.
Hi, I’m Elise. I have always been passionate about supporting young people’s mental health within a community setting as I have previously noticed gaps in the support available. Since graduating in 2021 I have worked in various schools in Blackpool to promote physical activity and the benefits this has in supporting your mental health and wellbeing. Also, supporting young people’s mental health both inside and outside of school. In my spare time I love going to the gym, hiking, cooking up new recipes and spending time with my family!
Hi, I’m Amber. I’m really excited to be working with children and young people to support their mental health. I have a degree in education and have experience working in education settings supporting children with SEN, to develop their emotional and academic growth. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going to the gym and going for walks to see some lovely views!
Hello, I’m Carla. I have a passion for helping people and making a difference, I believe a smile goes a long way. I have worked across many industries and sectors and mainly in a marketing and customer service role. I am delighted to be working for Compass Bloom and the fantastic team who provides a much-needed service and makes such a difference to so many families. In my spare time I enjoy being ‘mummy’ to my little boy, being in the fresh air, the gym and being around my friends and family.
Hi, my name is Sarah. I have 19 years of admin experience and feel passionate about supporting children and young people especially as I have 3 children of my own. We have 3 dogs called Herbie who is a Labrador, Holly who is a pug and Pablo who is a French Bulldog. I love to read, binge watch a good Netflix series and spend time with family and friends.