Emotional wellbeing support when it’s needed most.

No child should have to face mental distress alone, and every young person deserves the time and space to explore their thoughts and feelings safely.

Life can present challenges that young people are ill-equipped to deal with. With little to no coping strategies in place, individuals can become withdrawn, may suffer from decreased self-esteem and present aggressive or anti-social behaviour.

Half of all lifetime mental health problems emerge by the age of fourteen and 75% by twenty-four. Early intervention and the therapeutic support that Bright Paths provide offer children the best possible chance of recovery before they become overwhelmed, reach crisis point, and potentially require clinical interventions.

Bright Paths believe that if young people have access to emotional and wellbeing support, they have a greater chance of building effective coping strategies and are more likely to thrive and back from life challenges.

Dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people

Bright Paths official mission statement is in the next section. However, if you’d like a snapshot summary, read on. Bright paths aim to:

  • Improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and their families in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and East Buckinghamshire.
  • Promote prosocial behaviour in both the community and schools intern reducing anti-social behaviour, fixed term and permanent exclusions.

We facilitate positive and fulfilling lives in young people by providing targeted support and interventions that help transform social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. 

Our young service users are at the very centre of the service we provide – involving them in the entire process, from initial assessments to final feedback. We promote wellness and actively strive to reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

“It’s okay not to be okay.”

Though our service is available to all, Bright Paths prioritise referrals from students who are not eligible for other means of support. Particularly if they are from backgrounds in which they are likely to experience ill mental health disproportionally.

To achieve our vision, the BrightPaths Mission is:

For all children and young people to be able to access the emotional wellbeing support they need, when they need it, enabling them to build lifelong coping skills, thrive, and bounce back from life challenges.

To provide accessible, early targeted support, therapeutic interventions and workshops for children and young people. 

All of the work we undertake has the following core values at its heart:

  • 1. Compassion – Bringing empathy and kindness into all we do, allows us to understand, empathise and meet the needs of the children and young people we work with.
  • 2. Integrity – Solid ethical values of honesty, transparency and authenticity underpin our working practice.
  • 3. Creativity – We employ an open-minded approach and are flexible in our thinking and behaviour. Furthermore, we empower others to do the same.
  • 4. Excellence – Our staff are committed to excellence in service delivery as well as personal development and learning.

The Goals we have set ourselves to make reaching the possible vision include:

  • To improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people, enabling them to access the support they need when they need it, empowering them to build lifelong coping skills, thrive, and bounce back from life challenges.
  • Raise awareness of mental health difficulties through training and campaigning to reduce the stigma and highlight the need for prevention and early intervention.
  • Helping to reduce barriers to learning by providing high-quality and evidence-based social, emotional and mental health support.
  •  Reducing permanent and fixed-term exclusion rates (FTE) in schools by providing an outreach behaviour consultancy service.

To achieve our mission and contribute to the improvement of Children’s social, emotional, and mental health, BrightPaths strives towards the following goals and objectives

  • Offering accessible therapeutic support to children, young people and families.
  • Actively engaging service users to influence service delivery.
  • To place children at the centre of what we do, involving them in the entire process from initial assessments to final feedback.
  • Offering bespoke and holistic interventions (one to one mentoring and group work) whilst achieving the highest levels of impact.
  • Promoting wellness and working to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and teaching children that “It’s okay not to be okay.”
  • Working with schools and local authorities to prioritise referrals from students who are not eligible for other means of support and are from backgrounds in which they are likely to experience ill mental health disproportionally.
  • Raising awareness of mental health and signposting where young people can access additional support.

We believe that no child or young person should have to face mental health problems alone and that every child deserves the time and space to be heard.

A holistic and ethical mental health service

All of the work we undertake has the following core values at its heart:

Compassion – By bringing empathy and kindness into all we do, we can better understand the needs of the children and young people we work with.
Integrity – Solid ethical values of honesty, transparency and authenticity underpin our working practice.
Creativity – We employ an open-minded approach and are flexible in our thinking and behaviour. Furthermore, we empower others to do the same.
Excellence – Our staff are committed to excellence in service delivery as well as personal development and learning.

Get in touch

If you are responsible for the emotional wellbeing of a child or young person, contact us now for a no-obligation consultation to see how we can best help.