Schools play an important role in supporting the wellbeing of children and young people at a time when they are experiencing lots of physical, emotional and social changes. The introduction of Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) working within schools is a new approach, introduced as a pilot across the country, to provide an additional source of support.
DMHL (Designated Mental Health Lead) Leaders
The school’s Designated Mental Health Lead (DMHL) are in regular contact with the Mental Health Support Team
Our MHST team are working with 73 schools across Gloucestershire to tackle the challenges children and young people have told us they experience by helping them to feel more resilient, arming them with techniques to look after themselves and strategies to help them cope better with life’s ups and downs. This includes support for things like;
Through low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LI-CBT), counselling sessions, themed group work or information workshops. The teams will also support parents and teachers with information, advice and guidance about how best to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties.
If you want any more information about mental health
Our school will be working with statutory health providers who will be delivering mental health service delivery to pupils within the school.