Page Slider 1

Page Slider 2

Page Slider 3

Therapeutic Support and Well-being

We recognise that people need support to thrive and reach their full potential. The therapy and wellbeing service offers a specialised support for students who may benefit from regular therapy sessions with drop-in sessions being open to all. The school prioritises social emotional and mental health within every aspect of school life - policies & environment, curriculum, special events & campaigns - to positively impact outcomes for students.
We have two on-site Creative Arts Therapists (HCPC, BADTH) who manage the provision alongside the input of a Speech and Language Therapist (SALT).
For Students
Therapeutic work is tailored according to needs, combining either a creative indirect approach or direct talking approach to supporting emotional and psychological wellbeing. The aim of therapy may include improving self-awareness, relationships, coping mechanisms, general wellbeing or making difficult events more bearable. These interventions may occur individually or in groups.
Awareness Events and Campaigns 2019-2020
Autumn Term 2019: Time to Change; ‘Change can be Good, too’ – decreasing stigma, learning and discussing Mental Health
Spring Term 2020: Time to Act – community, empathy and kindness
Summer Term 2020: Time to Move – transitions, change & physical activity for our wellbeing
For Parents & Carers:
In association with Bromley Children’s Project, the school offer free Parent & Carer Support Groups to all parents and carers within South East London Academies Trust. The group provides a place to seek support and connect with others.
2019 -2020 Dates of the Parent & Carer Group:
17th October 2019       Banish the Bedtime Blues (Sleep Issues)
21st November 2019   Getting the Best from Children (Positive discipline and rewards)
16th January 2020       Living on the Spectrum (Autistic Spectrum Condition)
19th March 2020          Brain Power (Children’s developing brain)
21st May 2020              Why it’s Good to Wriggle (Understanding sensory systems)
18th June 2020             Getting the Best from Relationships
Location of the Parent Support Group:
Midfield Campus,
Midfield Way,
Tel: 020 8308 9620
Aside from that, the onsite therapy team are here to support you and happy to hear from any of the parents and carers at BBAO. We believe it is fundamental to set up open channels of communication with all of the adults who feature in the lives of our students. Our ethos at BBAO is to adopt a ‘whole school’ approach to mental health and wellbeing and give them the opportunity to thrive in a supportive learning environment.
We at Bromley Beacon Academy Orpington are delighted to announce that all of our schools within London South East Academies Trust have been awarded the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools prestigious silver award for a pioneering mental health initiative. The Carnegie Centre aims to recognise and promote high standards in mental health support for children, their parents/carers and staff at all levels of educational provision.
We believe the award reflects the whole school teams’ commitment as well as recognising that the school structures, environment, ethos and culture is one that supports positive mental health and wellbeing, we are truly honour to have received this highly esteemed accolade for our hard work.
For more information on The Carnegie Centre Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, please click here.
For more details please contact the onsite therapy team for details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Key documents
News letters

healthy Schools      HSL skyline screen       award bronze.png