Schools’ Mental Wellbeing Project

Schools’ Mental Wellbeing Project

Burnley FC in the Community’s Schools’ Mental Wellbeing Project is a three-year funded project that is being delivered in seven high schools within Burnley and Pendle.

Supported by the Premier League, the Professional Footballers’ Association, Burnley Borough Council, East Lancashire CCG and all the schools involved, the aim of the project is to support young people with their mental wellbeing by having a full time BFCitC Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) in each of the seven schools.

The BFCitC staff members support students identified as needing help with their mental wellbeing, by offering a range of interventions in both one-to-one and group settings. The PWPs also help raise awareness of mental health within their respective schools, educating parents, students and teachers alike to make the school ‘a mentally healthy school’.

The programme was officially launched by Burnley FC first team stars Ben Mee and Aaron Lennon! You can read the full story by clicking here.

Across all seven schools, the following impact was achieved within a six-week period between March to April 2019:

  • 176 students supported (61% male and 39% female)
  • 488 sessions delivered
  • 914 hours of support delivered in total
  • 7.84% decrease in self-harm
  • 11.76% have achieved SMART goal
  • 15.69% improved mood
  • 7.84% reduced anxiety
  • 9.8% reduced negative thoughts

Meet our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners…

Orla Fitzpatrick

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) at Blessed Trinity RC College

Hayley Lawson

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) at Burnley High School

Hayley Quinn

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) at Shuttleworth College

Farhin Patel

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) at Sir John Thursby Community College

Beth Sammut

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) at Unity College

Katy Westwell

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) at West Craven High School