Information for Children & Young People
The psychologist may spend time talking to you and finding out what you think and feel about things. Sometimes it can be hard to talk about the problems especially if you think that what you say might get you or someone else into trouble.
That is why the psychologist will not talk to anyone about what you say unless:
- You say it’s OK to tell
- It is something very serious that adults need to know to keep you safe.
- You have the right to say what you think and be listened to when decisions are being made.
Examples of things which a Psychologist might help with:
- Feeling upset and angry about things
- Finding school work hard
- Not getting on with friends
- Getting into lots of trouble
- Feeling unhappy at home
- Worried about exams
What do I do if I want to speak to an educational psychologist?
If you are in primary school you may wish to speak to your class teacher, Depute Head Teacher or Head Teacher. If you attend a secondary school then you may wish to speak to your Pastoral Care Teacher or Year Head. If it is felt that you may benefit from some support from an educational psychologist then these adults in school will be able to request assistance.