What is Compass Buzz?
An exciting, innovative project that aims to improve the mental heath and wellbeing of children and young people aged 5-18 (25 with SEND) in schools across North Yorkshire. Compass BUZZ works (free of charge) with North Yorkshire schools to increase the skills, confidence and competence of staff dealing with children’s emotional and mental health concerns through delivery of tiered training sessions and professional consultations, expert advice and guidance.
How has Compass Buzz supported our school and the local community?
Compass BUZZ is an innovative project which works with the whole school workforce and other key partners in schools across North Yorkshire to increase the skills, confidence and competence of staff dealing with emotional and mental health concerns.
For the last three years Compass BUZZ have successfully delivered free mental health and wellbeing training to schools and other key partner organisations across North Yorkshire; training in excess of 10,000 people.
Aim: The aim of the project is to develop a ‘whole school approach’ with the priority placed on improving the resilience and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. As a result of the project’s wraparound support, school staff will feel empowered to tackle stigma and effectively respond to children and young people’s emotional and mental health needs. This will prevent problems escalating through to specialist services and enable them to be happy and healthy young people with brighter futures.
There is also a service called Compass Reach which is a free, confidential health and wellbeing service for children and young people aged 9 – 19 (and up to 25 for those with special educational needs or disabilities) who may benefit from receiving early help and prevention work in relation to mild to moderate emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.
Compass Buzz is now going through a restructure and more information will follow as this develops.
If you feel your child would benefit from this service, please speak with your class teacher who will sign post you for support.