Project ID - TIS001039
TOPS (Time Out for Positive Steps) Assistant at Belfast Hospital School. Within the TOPS Project we teach pupils who suffer from anxiety based school refusal and Mental Health issues. We are looking for volunteers to take some extra-curricular clubs for our pupils in TOPS. Examples include: Science club, Games Club, Exercise, Coding Club or anything else that students might feel would work for our pupils.

There is 3 places on this project and 3 places left

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Project offered at

Belfast Hospital School
BT12 6BE


Karanne McGrath

Student Skills

Any degree discipline. Interest in working with young people in a dynamic setting.

Expected Pupil Outcomes

The pupils will develop up to skills which they can relate to both vocational and academical aspirations.

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

The student tutor will experience working in a multi disciplinary alternative education setting with young people with mental health difficulties.

Extra Information

Our TOPS project has 20 young people who are out of mainstream school because of various mental health difficulties. Many of them find socialising very difficult. We try to promote this through clubs which simultaneously develop skills for the job market. Web:

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