Who we are
The service aims to promote the early detection and prevention of mental health problems across the whole school, and strengthen links between schools and mental health services.
- Providing direct interventions to pupils with mild to moderate mental health conditions, such as anxiety, low mood or behavioural difficulties.
- Where young people require specialist support, making onward referrals for pupils to local services, such as
child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
- Providing training, education and advice to school staff to help them better support their pupils around mental and emotional wellbeing.
- Championing mental wellbeing and resilience across the whole school community, providing guidance around issues such as bullying and coping with exam stress.
The service will sit alongside and complement any existing mental health support that schools have access to, including the school link programme within CAMHS and mental health first aid training for schools.
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Who is our service for?
The Mental Health Support Team service will initially be available for
40 local schools
The plan is for this nationally-funded service to eventually be rolled-out to other schools and colleges in the borough. This is part of the Government’s plans to transform children and young people’s mental health services through the NHS Long Term Plan.
How to access our service
Please bear in mind that the full service won’t be operational until September 2020. Any referrals you submit for your pupils between now and September will be for supervised practice with our trainee EMHPs.
This supervised practice will allow our EMHPs to spend time getting to know your school and pupils while they complete their training course. The full offer of support will available once the EMHPs have finished their training in September.
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