About the Psychological Service
The Psychological Service is part of Shetland Islands Council Children’s Services, based at Charlotte House, in the centre of Lerwick and at the Children’s Services Resources Base at Brae High School. It provides advice and support to families, children, schools and other agencies on all aspects of additional support needs, child development and learning.
The service is available to children and young people from birth to 24 years and to their families/carers. The service is free of charge.
The service is staffed by two Educational Psychologists who have honours degrees in Psychology, a post-graduate qualification in Educational Psychology and experience of working with children and young people. Two Psychological Service Resource Workers are also employed to support the work of the service.
What the Psychological Service does
We consult with parents, carers, schools and agencies on all aspects of child development, learning, behaviour and education support and provision.
We have a role in staff development and training across schools and partner agencies. The service also has a role in policy and planning at the strategic level in matters relating to Additional Support Needs.
The mission of the service is to offer effective, evidenced based psychological services to children, young people and those who support them, to make a positive difference to their lives. The child is central and work is undertaken in spirit of collaboration co-operation and respect.
The vision is to provide accessible, equitable services to children and young people and their families/carers and to the agencies that support them. The service aims to promote inclusion, social justice and equality of opportunity. The vision is to be dynamic, innovative and focussed on early intervention, prevention, strengths and capacities for change.
To access more information about the service please see our selection of leaflets at listed the bottom of the page. Or alternatively contact us directly:
Fax: 01595 745585