Here at Carrant Brook, we are delighted that our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new, national programme to help make mental health support for children and young people more available when they need it.
We are one of many schools throughout the county who will be working alongside the NHS in Gloucestershire to introduce Mental Health Support Teams into schools.
We hope that these teams will provide valuable support to our pupils to help them with life’s ups and down, for example, with issues such as anxiety, friendship concerns, exam stress and challenging behaviour.
This may involve group work and/or individual, one-to-one support, either at school or elsewhere. Where appropriate, the Mental Health Support Team will also link up with the specialist mental health services in Gloucestershire. They will also support parents and teachers to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties.
A Mental Health Support Team (MHST), led by a Senior Education Mental Health Practitioner, will visit school to help identify children in need to provide support at the earliest opportunity.
The MHST support children with life’s ups and downs, such as anxiety, friendship difficulties, exam stress and challenging behaviour. They also advise parents and teachers how to help children who are experiencing difficulties.
Support may involve group work and/or individual, one-to-one sessions, either at school or elsewhere. Where appropriate, the MHST will link up with specialist mental health services. You can find out more about the programme from Ms Carey, our family support worker or Miss Thompson, our SENDCo. You can also click on the link below for further information.