Ruskin is very pleased to have three counsellors in school:
Mrs L Thorley
Ms L Nolan (from Visyon)
Abbi Jarvis (from Motherwell)
The school counsellors will be available to all students who wish to use the service and time will be allocated using a booking system. Students can speak to any member of staff to be referred.
The counselling service offered will be a confidential service for students. This means that the counsellor will not report back to parents or staff on any discussions unless requested by the student. However, if a student discloses that he/she is in danger or may become in danger then the counsellor has a responsibility to pass this information to the school safeguarding lead.
We also have the Mental Health Support Team that supports students on a 1:1 basis and also in group sessions.