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Therapeutic Support

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Emotional Literacy Support

ELSAs are Emotional Literacy Support Assistants. They are a specialist with a wealth of experience working with children. Their aim is to build your child’s emotional development and help them cope with life’s challenges. The ELSA will help your child to find solutions to any problems they may have. We our happy to work alongside any other professionals / therapists in your child’s life.

What can ELSAs help with?

*Anxiety *Bullying*Conflict*Emotional Literacy*Emotional Regulation*Friendship Issues*Loss and Bereavement*Managing strong feelings*Relationships*Growth Mindset*Self-esteem*Social skills* Social Stories

An example of a session is:
Emotional check in- ELSA welcomes the child/ren and checks how they are emotionally using an Emotion
Thermometer or the Roar Rainbow. Warm up activity – Bubble Tennis 1-3 Main activities- Puppet role-play, ‘feeling detective’ games, reading about ‘Ravi’s Roar’, ‘Ruby’s Worry’ or ‘Starving the Anger Gremlin’.
Relaxation/Check out – Sessions will end with a relaxing task such as feather drawing, creatively eating a snack.

Float Therapy

Float Therapy aims to promote:


Anger Management Skills

Communication skills

Talking and Listening

All sessions will be delivered in child-friendly and sensitive style on a needs led basis. This may mean that your child will receive several sessions over a number of weeks or just a one off session on a given week.

Our therapist will be Penny Roscoe-Jones who may be in contact with you to provide valuable feedback from her sessions when appropriate. Please do not hesitate to contact Jigsaw if you wish to talk with Penny.

Before and after taking part in the programme, children will be asked to give their feedback on how they think the sessions have helped them develop new skills.

Drawing and Talking

Drawing and Talking is a therapeutic intervention for children and adults. It is designed as a short-term pro-active intervention intended to complement, rather than replace, the work of Specialist Mental Health Services. Through a 12-week cycle of sessions this non-intrusive tool allows children and young people to bring what they need to their sessions. Utilising drawing as a way to help them express their feelings differently in ordinary verbal language. The Drawing and Talking therapeutic approach allows individuals to discover and communicate emotions through a non-directed technique. .