We recently had the pleasure of meeting Sophia Giblin, founder of the Clear Sky Children’s Charity. We believe that Clear Sky is the perfect follow on intervention for children identified through the Jellyfish Programme as requiring more specialist support.
Set up in 2010 to meet the growing mental health needs of children, Clear Sky provides affordable and accessible Play & Creative Arts Therapy services to schools. This therapy is for any child who is struggling with emotional or behavioural difficulties, or who has experienced trauma.
The charity has proven hugely successful in Oxfordshire, employing 15 therapists to work with nearly 70 children per week in schools across Oxon and Bucks. Through their network of qualified therapists they are now looking to extend their services to cover the South of England including Berkshire, Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey.
As well as providing one-to-one Play & Creative Arts Therapy to children, they also provide parent groups and training for school staff. More information about the services they provide can be found here.
The support Clear Sky offers is needed more than ever in the face of cuts to children’s services and with such long waiting lists for CAMHS. Working with Clear Sky, schools can be assured that they have weekly mental health support for their pupils who are in need.
We look forward to forging links with this brilliant charity.
If you want to know more about how Be the Jellyfish can support general wellbeing in your school, please find all of the information on our training programmes here.