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Identity issues

Mental Health


Identity issues

Finding their identity can be one of the most overwhelming challenges facing a young person. Particularly if parts of their identity leave them feeling open to persecution, isolation or ridicule. On this pathway our counsellor will support the young person to explore all aspects of their identity, helping them to understand how it impacts on their well-being. They’ll help them to build their self-esteem and resilience so they are more accepting of who they are.

Length of treatment
10 sessions delivered weekly.

None required

Referral Criteria
For pupils who may be having mental health difficulties for any of the following reasons:

  • Sexuality.
  • Gender.
  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Religion.
  • Disability.

What we will work on

  • Explore the root of their distress, including family/societal reaction to their identity.
  • Help challenge any negative thoughts or behaviour towards their own identity.
  • Build resilience and self-esteem to accept their identity.

What we want to accomplish

  • Lower anxiety levels as measured on RCAD.
  • Reduction in symptoms.
  • More able to cope with anxious situations.
  • Improved self-esteem and resilience.
  • Improved attendance and engagement with learning.

If you are not a Mable customer click here to access these pathways for your students.