The BRIGHT Programme is set-up exclusively for the delivery of psychological support to the whole school community in the Trinity Comprehensive School (Secondary School) in Ballymun, Dublin 9.
The Programme if fully funded by The Dublin City Council as a follow-up programme to the Ballymun Regeneration Process.
The BRIGHT Programme is made up of a Board of Directors, Programme Manager, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and a Clinical Psychologist.
The programme has been in place since 2010 and has become part of the fabric of the school community.
The BRIGHT programme offers the following 4 services to the school community:
1: Student Counselling
This is individual counselling. The frequency of the work is usually weekly, however it can also range from twice weekly to once a month based on need. Therapy is carried out in the school by fully qualified and accredited counsellors/psychotherapists.
2: Group work
The Programme identifies needs on a year to year basis and provide group interventions to cover those needs. Such groups could be anger management, relaxation, meditation, self-esteem, confidence building etc.
3: Clinical Psychology
This service provides clinical psychological assessments for students with follow up as appropriate. The assessments subsequently secure the supports required to offer each student an equal opportunity to thrive in their education and everyday life.
4. Staff Support: The programme offers support to the staff at the school in relation to their self-care and emotional needs.