(for schools, colleges, universities, CAMHS, social services and PRUs)

Creative Mental Health Programme™

Method: Group of eight, in-person or online using video conferencing software. Licensing is available, please contact us for more information.

Impact: Reduces symptoms of mental illness, suicidal ideation, self-harm and improved mental wellbeing. Provides life-long tools and information for maintaining good mental health, increased confidence, reduced social isolation and loneliness.

Details: We have two creative mental health programmes – standard and advanced. Each programme is specifically designed to empower, inform and provide the individual with the tools and confidence to manage and improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Our Creative Mental Health Programme™ runs for either six or 10 weeks, with a 90-minute session each week that can be in-person or online. This is supported by optional tasks set at the end of each session to help solidify the principles and techniques taught in each session.

We cover a plethora of topics within our programme, with each week focusing on a different entity such as depression; anxiety; worry; stress; confidence; mindfulness; free thought; setting boundaries; saying no; and more. Each attendee is given a programme manual to guide them through each session including additional tools and information. We also provide signposting to resources on our website and within our community.

Each session is led by a PoetsIN trained and DBS-checked project worker, who will guide participants through group discussions, solo activity and group activities. 

At the start and end of each programme, participants are asked to complete a Mental Wellbeing Assessment allowing us to measure our impact and ensure we continue to be effective.

The programmes are suitable for everyone, including those who want to better their mental wellbeing, but who don’t have a mental illness.

Mentoring (one-to-one) Creative Mentorship Plans

Method: One-to-one, either in-person, online using video conferencing software, or via telephone.

Impact: Improves mental health and wellbeing. Reduces suicidal ideation, risky behaviours and self-harm instances. Provides life-long tools to improve and manage mental health.

Details: Our one-to-one Creative Mental Health Mentorships are completely bespoke to the individual. Starting with a triage, we take a look at the current experiences of the individual and write a comprehensive plan to improve the areas they are most struggling with.

During each one-hour session, we provide tools, support, information and a safe space to share and explore their experience and challenges. We also continue to assess risk to ensure continued safety outside of each session.

Creative Mental Health Mentorships are suitable for anyone, and can be particularly useful for young people with complex needs, including disrupted attachment, experience of trauma, non-attendance at school or college and being looked after outside the family unit.

Topical Sessions (60 or 90 minutes)

Method: In-person or online using video conferencing software. 

Impact: Improves mental wellbeing, with life-long tools and information for maintaining good mental health.

Details: Catering for groups of 10 or more, our topical mental health sessions are interactive, equipping young people with vital skills for life, covering a topic of your choosing from our extensive list. These sessions are completely bespoke to the needs of the group and are tailored to provide maximum impact for those attending.

The sessions are informative and engaging, blending instruction, discussion and activity to ensure all attendees gain tools to maintain and improve their mental health and wellbeing.

For more information about these sessions and for a list of topics we cover, please contact us, we’d love to talk.

Wellbeing in School (WBIS) Audits

Method: Produced from the results of surveys emailed to students, staff, and even student families.

Impact: Identifies strengths and risks within your setting in terms of wellbeing, relating to mental health, work-life balance and more

Details: Statistics show that around 25 per cent of people living in the UK will experience an issue with their mental health each year. As an organisation you want to provide the right environment for everyone – from your students to the staff – to feel safe and supported if they are one of those people.

By taking part in a Wellbeing in School audit, not only are you demonstrating to your setting that you care about them, but it will also provide information that can be used to make changes where necessary.

Anonymised surveys are circulated, and the results fed back to you in an easy-to-understand report.

For the best and most up-to-date information, we recommend carrying out the audit every year.

Policy Reviews (equality/mental health)

Method: In-person or via video call.

Impact: Ensures policies continue to serve their intended purpose, help you remain compliant with the latest regulations and help identify areas where change is needed.

Details: It is vital organisations stay up to date with relevant legislation relating to equality, diversity and mental health issues. We will support you to look at your existing policies and identify any areas where a change or update may be required. Having an outside view can help you understand where there are gaps and help mitigate risks to your organisation.

Training for Teaching and Non-teaching Staff

Method: In-person or via video call.

Impact: Empowers your staff to be able to handle sensitively any mental health issues arising, whether with a student or colleage.

Details: Ignorance and a general lack of understanding can exacerbate issues students and staff experiencing mental health problems. With the right training and guidance, we can equip you to be able to support students and colleagues and be confident in having conversations around mental health.

Our experienced team will provide you with the knowledge and tools within our two-hour training session to help you identify and support anyone who is struggling. We cover eight different topics within the training, including taking a closer look at relevant legislation to ensure you are working within the legal guidelines.

For more information about the topics we cover, please get in touch.

Mental Health Awareness for Parents (schools, social services, CAMHS)

Method: In-person or online using video conferencing software.

Impact: Promotes a supportive and caring home environment.

Details: We all know about mental health problems – many of us have experienced them – but do we know how to recognise them in those around us? Or how to have an appropriate conversation?

It can be especially difficult with younger people who are facing so many challenges alongside the normal problems of growing up. PoetsIN has the tools and resources to help you understand and recognise mental health issues and encourage your young people to feel more confident in discussing it.

One-page profiles

Method: In-person or via video conferencing software.

Impact: Helps provide support to an individual within an educational setting.

Details: There is no one-size-fits-all approach to supporting anyone who is experiencing challenges with their mental health. What might work for one young person, isn’t always likely to work for another.

We can work with your student to create a document, taking into account their needs, strengths, and challenges. This action plan can sit within their file, and it will have a two-fold benefit: as a school, you staff will feel empowered to better understand your student and how to support them, while for them it removes the shame and frustration of having to explain themselves over and over.

Professionals Meetings (ECHPs/PEPs/MAPPA/TAC/multi-agency professionals meetings)

Method: In-person or online using video conferencing software.

Impact: To provide support and insight for multi-agency plans.

Details: Our team is fully equipped to provide support and to a range of different agencies to help provide the right care for each young person.


Method: In-person at your location.

Impact: Provides tools and information for maintaining good mental health.

Details: We are happy to make ourselves available at drop-in sessions to be able to chat in confidence to students or staff members about any mental health issues.

Mental Health Lesson Plans

Method: Sent via email.

Impact: To help young people appreciate that their mental health is a part of who they are and is not a taboo subject; to educate and inform.

Details: Our team can provide you with lesson plans that support the PSHE curriculum to encourage conversation in the classroom around mental health. They include group activities, topics for discussion surrounding various mental health challenges, and tips for self-care.

Buddy Service

Method: Online.

Impact: Helps to reduce social isolation and loneliness.

Detail: The Buddy Service™ is exclusive to PoetsIN. Individuals can be matched with two trained PoetsIN Buddies within a private, online, open-ended chat to receive support and understanding between 9am and 10pm, 365 days a year.

Wellbeing Calls

Method: Telephone.

Impact: Provides ongoing support.

Details: Do you know someone who would benefit from regular check-in calls? Not everyone has a support network and our regular calls can provide reassure that there is someone there who cares. We can offer tools, tips and tricks to help manage mental health challenges.

Mental Health Triage

Method: Telephone/email.

Impact: Helps you understand what support is needed.

Details: Mental health covers such a wide range of conditions, from anxiety and depression to psychotic disorders. It can be difficult to know where to seek the right support. Let us carry out an initial assessment to help determine the severity of the issue and signpost the best support.

Wellbeing Reports

Method: Telephone/email.

Impact: Promotes understanding of wellbeing.

Details: Wellbeing reports can be provided alongside other services. Each report is bespoke to the individual and will look at psychometric testing, risk levels and goals.

It helps document the journey and provides an ongoing record. It can be kept in a student’s file and follow them if they go on to a different educational establishment.

Public Speaking/Motivational Speaking

Method: In-person.

Impact: Supports people to think more clearly and see opportunities.

Detail: Our co-founders Paul and Sammie have experience with mental ill-health, with tremendous journeys that include a lot of pain and turmoil, which, ultimately, led them to start PoetsIN.

They are open and brutally honest about their lives, their mistakes and addictions, their achievements and their motivation to make a difference in the world today, one mind at a time.

Would you like them to attend an assembly, an after-school meeting for parents or a student union to talk about their lives and how to find your way when everything feels dark?

To book or to make an enquiry, please email bookings@poetsin.com with PoetsIN motivational speaking and the name of your organisation in the subject line.

Mental Health Consulting for School Pastoral, SEND, Safeguarding Teams, Social Services, Virtual Schools

Method: Via telephone, email, or video conferencing software.

Impact: Helps you feel supported and empowered.

Details: We know how difficult it can be to navigate the mental health landscape. You want to be supportive, but you aren’t sure how to be. We can provide you with reassurance and advice as well as signposting you to find the best support for students. It’s important, too, that you feel supported.