Mental Health Awards 2023

15 GHP Mental Health Awards 2023 Based in East Sussex, Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC) was founded in 1998 to teach play therapy across the UK, Ireland, and internationally and support child mental health and emotional wellbeing. We take a closer look at the company and its approach. For generations, mental health was not widely spoken about, which has led people to not know how to understand or cope with their emotions. Given that how we feel has a direct effect on how we show up to the world, not having the right tools to manage emotions can have an impact on one’s quality of life. Emotions can’t be avoided, and it can be extremely overwhelming as a child to experience big feelings without knowing how to ask for help. This is why play therapy is a great approach to help children understand and express their thoughts and feelings. It helps them communicate what they are experiencing at their own level, which allows them to develop an understanding of their wellbeing at the early stages of their life. The company also provides upcoming professionals with the Level 7 Play Therapy apprenticeship qualification with an approach to learning that is wholesome and tailored to each individual. The APAC programme includes theoretical and experimental learning, training and qualifying professionals to work therapeutically with children Best Play Therapy Apprenticeship Specialists 2023 - UK Feb23300 from the ages of four to 13. Play therapy is able to help those who have low to severe learning difficulties, too. The team of professionals that carry out the sessions provide apprentices with the foundation that they need to deliver mental health and wellbeing support to children. A large amount of clinical research has shown that those who have successfully completed APAC’s Play Therapy programme have been able to obtain significant results with children that have not been seen with other training programmes. APAC’s teaching team have monthly training to develop their knowledge and skills to ensure the quality of the programme is of a high standard. The company has created a culture where everyone is heard and supported, which is then reflected on the team’s delivery of the programme. They are able to reach their full potential within their role while also achieving their personal goals. In addition, APAC prioritises the mental health of its team which is why it has Mental Health First Aiders available for all employees. We at GHP magazine are delighted to see Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy become the largest and most experienced play therapy training organisation, thanks to its team’s dedicated time and effort into making mental health support available for the youngest in our society. Thus, the company has been deservingly bestowed with the title of Best Play Therapy Apprenticeship Specialists 2023 – UK. For more information, call on 01825 761143 or email [email protected]. Contact: Adam Baldock Company: Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC) Web Address: