WIPC | Integrated School Assessment, Intervention and Training Service
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  • Responding to the emerging independence of academies, free-schools and independent schools in the UK, WIPC has developed an integrated package bespoke to schools.
  • As well as providing traditional educational psychology services to addresses issues of learning and special needs, WIPC offers schools a consultancy contract with highly qualified education, health and social care professionals. We are able to assist in the strategic development of special needs, resilient learning and mental health in school, we offer training and education to staff. We are able to help with problems such as complex behaviour problems, and mental health difficulties, including mood difficulties, eating problems, self-harming and other risky behaviour.
  • We have a real interest in promoting psychological resilience in education and learning, mental health and interpersonal relationships.


  • Our training is designed around the needs of the school and is designed to compliment our strategic involvement. In addition, we offer direct pupil assessment and where appropriate intervention through individual, family or group packages. Our bespoke assessments are delivered in close partnerships with schools and colleges and are again linked to our strategic development and training and education input.
  • For further information or to request involvement of our multidisciplinary team, please use the contact page, or email us at info@wipc.co.uk.

Our schools training packages are designed is for Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Behaviour Specialists and Counsellors and include:

Practical steps for working with young people with attachment difficulties in secondary school

Young people who have not experienced a good enough attachment experience in childhood are at very high risk of difficulties in the ways they related to others, particularly when under stress. This course is designed to equip those working with young people in schools who display disorganised attachment behaviours that impact adversely on their educational experience. As well as acquiring a framework for understanding and identifying children with a range of attachment difficulties, the course will provide an opportunity to gain skills that may help in the management of such problems.

Recognising and managing common mental health difficulties

Young people increasing use ‘psychological terminology’ as a way of expressing normal human experiences, and it can be a challenge to know when we are confronted with significant psychological distress in young people. This course designed to give a better understanding of common mental health difficulties effecting young people in schools. It will help professionals in their management of such difficulties as Obsessive Compulsive Thoughts and Behaviours, Anxiety and Panic, Mood difficulties and depression. It will also aim to provide a psychological framework for making sense of a young person’s psychological problems and develop some basic skills in managing risk.

Understanding and managing complex behaviour problems in secondary school

The mainstream does not cope well with disruptive behaviour. Equally the ‘disruptive’ behaviour may be communicating a whole range of things that get commonly ignored. This course is designed for those working in schools with young people who have behaviour problems that seem intractable to usual management strategies, using the principles of non-violent resistance. As well as learning about formulation and understanding the ‘function’ of behaviour, the course will explore a range of approaches and tools for addressing such problems.

Recognising and managing risk in young people who self harm

When young people harm themselves we often feel overwhelmed and frightened of the possible consequences. This course is designed for teachers, teaching assistants, behaviour specialists and counsellors working in schools with young people who are concerned about managing risks presented by young people, including self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and harm towards others. Participants will be given tools to help them formulate, respond to and manage such risks.

Promoting ‘mindfulness’, ‘emotional intelligence’ and ‘resilience’ in young people, as ways of managing at secondary school

This is a 1 day course designed to promote psychological well-being and resilience in young people. In the absence of a ‘magical answer’ from traditional mental health services, compounded by ever limited resources, we are charged with the task of preventing mental health difficulties. There has been an explosion of interest in ‘mindfulness’ in adult psychology, and there are many helpful interventions appropriate to young people of secondary school age. This course will provide a basic introduction to theory and practice in promoting resilience and well-being in young people.

Using ‘play’ as a way of engaging hard to reach young people in secondary education: understanding the importance of the relationship

Play is hardly a word that we would expect to see used in secondary school, but its role in working with the psychological needs of young people should not be underestimated. This is a 1 day course designed to help professionals working with secondary school aged young people use ‘play’ as a way of engaging those pupils who are difficult to reach. The course will explore an attachment based philosophy that emphasise the importance of using meaningful relationships to connect with young people who feel isolated, rejected and disconnected from school.