If you need help understanding any part of what you read, you could ask an adult you trust, like a teacher or someone in your family.
An Educational Psychologist (EP) is someone who is trained to help you and adults understand:
It is our job to help make sure pupils have what they need in order to do their best at learning. Usually, we work together with your parents/carers, teachers, and other adults who know you.
Many children can have problems that don’t seem to go away. Parents/ carers and other adults can try to help and sometimes this might help you feel better. If things don’t get much better and your parents/ carers agree, they might ask an EP to help.
Almost always, what you say to an EP is private. But if you tell us that you or someone else is being hurt, then we must let others know who can help this to stop.
It is important to have at least one adult who you trust, and talk to them if you or someone you know needs help. It is all adults’ job to keep children and young people safe. You should never feel that you have to keep a secret if it is about you or anyone else being hurt.
If you think you need help, the first thing you should do is talk to an adult that you already know and trust. Before learning anything about any pupil under 12 years old, an EP would need permission from a parent, carer, or other person with responsibility for you.
Sometimes, the adults who know you may ask an EP to help them understand what you need to do your learning. The EP might find out enough information about you just by talking to the adults who know you best, or visiting your school. Other times, the EP might want to see you, or do some activities together. You have the right to know and understand what’s happening.
Our leaflets page has some more information we thought pupils your age might find helpful.
You may also find the following websites of interest:
If you choose to email our service using the firstname.lastname@example.org address, please be careful not to include any information within your email which could identify you or anyone else. This email exchange is not secure for private information - it is mainly for general questions.
Educational Psychology Service
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 226000 / 450000 Fax: 01259 226006