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ELEMENTS SEMH SUPPORT: OVERVIEW

“Drip by drip, day by day, never perfect and that’s ok”

ELEMENTS SEMH SUPPORT: OVERVIEW

“Drip by drip, day by day, never perfect and that’s ok”

“Drip by drip, day by day, never perfect and that’s ok”

Elements is a child-centred, Social & Emotional Mental Health Support Service. The purpose of elements is to help children and young people effectively connect across the four elements of wellbeing: Physical, Environmental, Social & Mental.

We provide bespoke support programmes for children and young people who may be struggling to regulate their emotions. We offer 1-1 or group support within a safe, non-judgemental environment for a set period of time i.e.12 weeks. Valuable strategies are provided to parents and teachers so they can better communicate with the child or young person.

Elements is a child-centred; Social & Emotional Mental Health Support Service.

The purpose of Elements Support is to help children and young people effectively connect across the four elements of wellbeing: Physical, Environmental, Social & Mental.

We provide bespoke support programmes for children and young people who may be struggling to regulate their emotions. We offer one to one or group support within a safe, non-judgemental environment, for a set period of time. Our valuable strategies are provided to parents and teachers so they can better communicate with the child or young person.

Elements Support operates in the following West Midlands locations:

Birmingham, Tamworth, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Leicester, Burton, Sandwell / Dudley. Upon request we will also travel to further locations including London.

Elements is a child-centred, Social & Emotional Mental Health Support Service. The purpose of elements is to help children and young people effectively connect across the four elements of wellbeing: Physical, Environmental, Social & Mental.

We provide bespoke support programmes for children and young people who may be struggling to regulate their emotions. We offer 1-1 or group support within a safe, non-judgemental environment for a set period of time i.e.12 weeks. Valuable strategies are provided to parents and teachers so they can better communicate with the child or young person.

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ELEMENTS SEMH SUPPORT: WHAT WE DO

Elements use a holistic approach to supporting children and young people. Our programme begins by assessing the four “elements” of well-being: physical health, mental health, social skills and environmental health. We can then develop a bespoke programme, designed to help them overcome any emotional difficulties that they may be experiencing via therapy, mentoring and engagement. There are huge benefits for children receiving elements SEMH support, and we invite you to visit our support services page to find out more.

Physical Health

  • Sleep
  • Diet / Nutrition
  • Water Intake
  • Excercise
  • Health Appointments
  • One Body
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Environmental Health

  • My Home Life
  • My School / Work Life
  • The Community / Village
  • My Safe Place
  • My Place of Rest
  • The Comfort Zone
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Social Health

  • Friendships
  • Family Relations
  • How I communicate
  • Listening Skills
  • How I Relate to Others
  • Me on Social Media
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Mental Health

  • Who do I off-load to?
  • My Thought Bubbles
  • Limiting Belief About Self
  • Self Talk
  • Being In My Head
  • How I release the Energy
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The Why is clear:

Steven wants Elements Support to give children / young people, everything he was lacking as a child. Formulated through the 4 elements of well-being: physical health, mental health, social skills and environmental awareness.

STEVEN RUSSELL

Founder of Elements Support

#dripbydrip #daybyday #neverperfect #andthatsok

“My feelings were too hard to share so instead I used to hide them.

I couldn’t stop those tidal waves, so now I’ve learnt to ride them”

“Empathy is about connection; sympathy is about separation.”

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

It’s important the child/young person to feel at ease, to do this we engage in ice breaker exercises to establish some rapport. Understanding the child’s perspective on why they are here and what they themselves would like to focus on is always a great place to start.

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Client Feedback

Client Feedback

Elements Support has received widespread praise from industry professionals including “Daniel Sobel”; an internationally respected leader in inclusive education, who has advised the DfE, the EU and governments abroad and the founder of Inclusion Expert and Daniel Croft; CEO of Foster Talk UK and industry professional with over 20 years of experience.

Below you can find a selection of the positive feedback that we’ve received from children / young people, organisations and industry professionals who have worked exclusively with Elements SEMH and Steven Russell.

If you are a Pastoral, Inclusion Lead or SLT, and you are looking for bespoke, highly effective SEMH support for your students, then I highly recommend Steven Russell. The Elements programme is tailor-made to meet your needs and it works and is backed up by testimony from many school leaders. Before you struggle-on or worry about a potential exclusion, call Steven and try out his service.

There’s a lot that I could say about Steven but I think that most people immediately get that he is genuine, real and highly experienced drawing from his own life story. He is a powerful, innovative and important voice working with children with SEMH challenges.

Elements provides a uniquely authentic child centred approach and through its bespoke support programme it not only excellently connects the four elements of the wellbeing framework but also focuses on providing a safe, non-judgemental environment in which a child can flourish at a fundamental level.

In over 20 years within social care, I have never even witnessed a bespoke programme that comes close to Elements, it’s rewards will live with children well into adulthood and filter down into generations to come.

It’s impossible to teach authenticity and passion, Steven manages to use his experience to bring an unparalleled level of passion to his work, added to his genuine authenticity and desire to learn and grow with these children, he’s an unbelievable resource to any educational environment.

Daniel Croft , CEO at Foster Talk UK

I have worked alongside Steven (Russell) when he has been chairing meetings as part of his role as family support worker for M.

He has the ability to build a relationship both with the young person and their parent/carer to help support them through their difficulties offering strategies and guidance in an empathic, non judgmental manner.

We have also worked within the same schools in their Multi Agency Centers (MAC).  I have seen students who have worked with Steven as their family support worker and they all really valued the work he did with them.

He is a very positive, caring person who is passionate about the wellbeing of young people, wanting them to become the best they can.

Sarah Heward, Choices CIC

I have known Steven for over ten years, initially in the capacity of his line manager to present day valued friend. Steven has overcome his own adversities growing up in the care system to turn full circle now supporting children and families with their own journeys.

Steven began his career in the residential sector where his enthusiasm, passion and creativity quickly became apparent. Combining these raw elements with training and knowledge Steven progressed to Senior Residential Support Worker before eventually attaining a Deputy Manager role. Eager to progress and expand his range of skills Steven moved to an educational and family support setting incorporating a person-centered counselling role.

I have no doubt that Steven possesses the attributes to make a positive impact on the people that he works with. His infectious personality and empathy helps children to naturally bond, trust and importantly feel safe allowing crucial work to be accomplished.

I would recommend Steven Russell without reservation to any school or setting seeking to support students facing issues – from attendance through to drug/alcohol through to family breakdown and neglect and abuse, and everything in between.

Steven combines empathy with integrity and is always willing to go the extra mile to help children and to help us as fellow professionals. Thus, he has become fully part of our community, as he is sensitive to our pressures, not just those of students.

His skill comes from his natural ability to build relationships with young people, and his highly-skilled listening.  Children trust him and will engage with him because they recognise someone who genuinely cares, and a man who will not let them down.  However, this does not mean that he will not challenge them to change and improve, and to become responsible for their own lives and future.

Clarissa Norrington-Owens, The Rawlett School

Steven has worked with a number of our families and individual children through his family support programme and therapeutic work.

By the end of the programmes there has been a noticeable improvement in children’s mental health and ability to access lessons.

The children he has worked with look forward to his visits and they quickly build up trust with Steven. 

I would highly recommend any school to use funding to support their Looked after Children as well as those who are struggling within attachment, anxiety or low self-esteem. Although outcomes of emotional health are hard to measure the impact of his work on children’s ability to access learning and attend lessons has been phenomenal.

Parents have also commented on how supportive his work has been for the parents and children.

The Elements Team

The Elements Team

It’s so important to have the “Right” Team of people to create and nurture connections. Our Elements Team consists of founder Steven Russell and a small team of skilled “Elementors”. Find out more about Steven below. Or click HERE to read more about his story and how he turned his pain to purpose.

Steven Russell

Founder of Elements SEMH Support

Steven Russell, is the founder of Elements SEMH Support.

As a child, he lived with 9 foster families, was placed into two children’s homes and attended 5 schools. With this in mind, he decided to turn his “Pain to Purpose” by creating Elements.

As a child, growing up in the care system, Steven has become an effective communicator with children living in care.

His authentic style enables him to build rapport with children and young people immediately.

Combining the elements of his professional and personal experiences to create “Elements SEMH Support” Steven been able to inspire hundreds of children to become more optimistic about their lives, despite their circumstances of being a child in care.

Steven Russell

Founder of Elements SEMH Support

Rosie Wynn can be described as “Optimistic, Compassionate, Enthusiastic and Thoughtful”.

Rosie has come to Elements Support highly recommended by a foster carer that we work closely with.

Rosie is currently studying Childhood, Youth and Educational studies at Coventry University.

As part of the course, Rosie needs to complete active hours in the field of supporting children and young people however, Elements knows talent when it sees it and after the first meeting with Rosie, it was abundantly clear how much passionate energy Rosie possesses. 

As part of our commitment to grow our staff team from applicants that we feel have what it takes to be the best at the job, (see our careers page) Elements Support has made the decision that it will not only give Rosie the platform to gain experience in school’s supporting children with SEMH, but has also offered Rosie an “Elementor” position following completion of a successful training programme.

Steven Russell

Founder of Elements SEMH Support

Joel Clarke’s style with children and young people is simply brilliant, he also has talents in music, food, and sport, allowing him to connect with children and young people on multiple levels of engagement.

Joel has a sports leadership qualification along with all relevant safeguarding and health and safety training. He covered SEN teaching in schools and is currently working in a mainstream school as a teaching assistant.

Joel uses his energy and positivity to motivate and hopefully inspire the next generation to reach their goals and be the person they want to be!

Joel takes pride in his love for teamwork, as he loves allowing people to recognise that playing to everyone’s strengths really is the recipe to success.

Joel believes that as humans we are all different and require different levels of support and encouragement. Also that slow progress is better than no progress as every young person works at different paces.

Joel takes his PACE knowledge and applies it in daily life and especially when working he’s with young people. He is organised, dedicated and always has people’s best interests in mind.

In Joel, Elements Support really have inherited the makings of a great “Elementor”.

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Our Partners

Elements are very proud to be associated with the following companies and organisations.  Please click on the logos to visit their websites.

Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.

It’s important for the child/young person to feel at ease. To do this we engage in ice-breaker exercises to establish some rapport.

Understanding the child’s perspective on why they are here and what they themselves would like to focus on is always a great place to start.

Learn More about our services
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