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Whole School Approach to mental health and wellbeing is a way of challenging stigma and increasing awareness across school communities, from young people and their parents and caregivers, to school staff.  Typical services offered might be staff mental health training, anxiety management groups, parenting seminars, resilience workshops and assemblies on self-esteem and confidence.  The BOOST project is part of the Whole School Approach offer, and provides 1-2-1 support to young people who need to speak to someone about how they are feeling. 


BOOST is available for children and young people aged 10-18, in all schools across Newport.  These sessions can also be delivered outside of school if there are difficulties around attendance.  Some services offered to young people are universal, which means they are offered to everyone, and other services are targeted towards young people who might benefit from particular support or opportunities. 


Most services offered to school staff are universal, meaning that both teaching and non-teaching members of staff are encouraged to attend, however some are targeted at staff with particular roles, or who need particular support. 


Parenting seminars are available to all parents and caregivers across Newport, regardless of their young person’s age. 


Anyone can make a referral for 1-2-1 support through BOOST; young people, parents and caregivers, school staff or other professionals involved with supporting a young person.  Just fill out the form with as much detail as possible, so that we can make sure the support you are offered is the right support for you.  E-mail your completed form to  


If you would like to speak to someone about what to expect or you have any questions, please call us on 01633 258741, or email 


For further information on mental health and wellbeing for young people and parents and caregivers and school staff: