St Helens Educational Psychology Service (EPS) strives to provide a high quality and responsive service, applying psychology in a range of settings at the systemic, group and individual level to improve outcomes for the children and young people of St Helens. The EPS comprises a team of dedicated, highly trained and skilled professional psychologists who are committed to professional development, ensuring that the service is of the highest quality. St Helens EPS offers support to school practitioners and parents/carers in relation to the effective learning and development of children and young people (aged 0 – 25 years and undergoing education/training). We employ a wide range of skills including consultation, observation, assessment, undertaking research and developing/implementing interventions and training programs.
The service has developed strong links, and works in partnership, with other Education, Health and Social Care professionals, which ensures knowledge and experience of local authority services, systems, policies, pathways and protocols. Team members frequently liaise closely with other local authority departments, including St Helens Additional Needs Service. All Educational Psychologists adhere to the ethical and professional standards as outlined by the BPS (British Psychological Society) and HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).