Provides early intervention and prevention support to secondary school pupils experiencing mild mental health and wellbeing related issues.

Who we are and who we help

Action for Children work in partnership with secondary schools across the Outer Hebrides; Sgiol Lionacleit, Sir E Scott, the Nicolson Institute and Castlebay Community School, to provide early intervention and prevention support to pupils experiencing mild mental health and wellbeing related issues.

Our early intervention service works across Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra with young people throughout their time in Secondary School. The Wellbeing Service aims to reach pupils needing Tier 1 and part of Tier 2 support.

What we do

  • Provide both one-to-one and group support.
  • Provide support that's led by the needs of the young people we work with.
  • Provide and implement evidence-based, early intervention programs including The Blues Programme, Bouncing Back and Cognitive Decider Skills.
  • Our one-to-one sessions work towards a specific goal which can relate to: self-confidence; dealing with conflict with friends; dealing with change, identifying emotions; self-care, understanding boundaries of ourselves and others; developing an emotional toolbox and being able to make decisions and building emotional resilience.
  • Our group sessions support young people with issues that they face.


Referrals can be made through self-referral by the young person, or by school staff. The young person can stop using the service at any time. Those referring should have a timeline in mind.

The referral criteria are subject to change as the young people’s needs change over time. This criteria aims to ensure young people are receiving the right support from the right services.

The Wellbeing Services aim to address Tier 1 and parts of tier 2 of the Tiered services triangles. If you have any questions regarding the referral criteria, please get in touch with the Wellbeing Practitioner.


If you would like more information or have any suggestions, please contact Grace Mooney at [email protected], or call 07977 159630.
Grace is primarily based in Sir E Scott on Monday and the Nicolson Institute Tuesday to Friday. You are welcome to see her in any of the drop-in sessions.

Eilean Siar Wellbeing Service Leaflet June 2023