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A busy October half term with activities for for children and families. Full list can be found… https://t.co/K32FSkYJSC

We have a FREE taster session of our Get Set to Go mental health programme this, 1-3pm at the Beacon of Light. Come… https://t.co/OW5X0TQwLQ

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RT @BlcSafc: Lots of Hard work, but fantastic work by our supporter branches coming together to raise funds for a matchday mental health dr…

RT @BoldonBranch: This started off as a small idea from a group of fans who were at a loss how to help fellow fans going through a tough ti…

We have a FREE taster session of our Get Set to Go mental health programme this Sunday, 1-3pm at the Beacon of Ligh… https://t.co/NdOZZLD05y

With half-term only two weeks away, come along and join us for a week of spooky activities and courses that will ha… https://t.co/Sj7vnoQTad

MENTAL HEALTH: At the next #SAFC home game we will be the 1st football club to host a Matchday #MentalHealth Hub th… https://t.co/gEUSfOVpTh

Great to hear our Liz on @bbcnewcastle just now talking about #mentalhealth - for more info about the pledge click… https://t.co/clmLP0iDH2

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Yesterday we launched the first Fans' Mental Health pledge. Please take 2 minutes to sign up and show those struggl… https://t.co/AFSykeBcsc

RT @BeaconofLight: We’ve shining bright green tonight in support of #WorldMentalHealthDay2019. @SAFCFoL support some fantastic projects to…

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This #WorldMentalHealthDay the #SAFC community is coming together to end the stigma associated with openly talking… https://t.co/x2ibKfyNdj

Our Stories: Jack

Being excluded from school can have a lasting impact on a pupil, causing anxiety about how this might affect their chances of gaining qualifications to build a future.

Teenager Jack needed a second chance at education once he was excluded and Foundation of Light was there to offer him one. Our Pitstop programme uses a flexible and bespoke approach to learning delivered by behaviour specialists to help those excluded back into the education system.

Jack was excluded from school after a series of incidents left his teachers with no other option. He was unable to accept the consequences of his actions and was easily influenced by others; he would be disrespectful towards staff and disruptive in lessons and it was thought that the Pitstop programme would be the most suitable place for him.

Our staff worked with Jack helping him deal with the cause of his problems and make changes for the better. As first, Jack found it difficult to get involved in discussions or group sessions due to his lack of confidence but by the end of his placement he was speaking in front of the group and was working a lot more independently, articulating his points well.

After less than five months with Foundation, Jack returned to mainstream education with the support of the Pitstop team, and has made great progress with his studies. He also attends college two days a week and his hoping to become a mechanic.

Through being able to take part in an alternative provision provided by Foundation of Light, Jack gained a second chance at getting an education and now has a much brighter future.

11 September 2017

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