MHST - Mental Health Support Team Redbridge
Our Mission is to nurture mental health and resilience in Redbridge school communities
What is the Redbridge Mental Health Support Team (MHST)?
Mental Health Support Teams are developing across England as part of a national initiative. With a focus on early intervention, we work alongside our schools to develop a whole school approach to Mental Health. By working in partnership with school communities, we reduce stigma, raise awareness, and enhance emotional wellbeing and resilience for children, adolescents, and parents.
The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) was established in January 2021 and is part of the Redbridge Educational Well-Being Team (REWT) within the Educational Psychology Service.
Our MHST is made up of Educational Psychologists (EPs), Assistant Educational Psychologists (AEPs), and Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs). EMHPs deliver evidence-based early intervention for children, young people and parents/carers in educational settings.
What do we offer young people and parents?
Our service provides a range of brief, evidence-based interventions to support children and young people experiencing anxiety, low mood and/or behavioural difficulties.
We work directly with students in secondary schools and with parents of primary age pupils. Our interventions involve weekly sessions with an EMHP lasting 6-8 weeks.
Involvement of the Mental Health Support Team can only happen with parental consent. If you become involved with the MHST, we will meet with your child first to better understand your concerns and share more information about the support we offer.
What do we offer schools?
- Mapping the school’s mental health provision
- Supporting the school’s senior mental health leads in positive mental health promotion and whole school approaches to improving emotional well-being
- Enhancing whole school provision through training and consultation e.g. delivering Peer Support training, Restorative Approaches and consultation to school staff
- Running group interventions for young people in schools
- Giving timely advice to school and college staff and signposting to external specialist services
Who do we work with?
We currently work with the following schools, but our service is expanding so your child’s school may become involved in the future.
- Christchurch primary School
- Cleveland Road Primary School
- Clore Tikva School
- Glade Primary School
- Roding Primary School
- Snaresbrook Primary School
- Uphall Primary School
- Beal High School
- Caterham High School
- Forest Academy
- Ilford County High School
- Oaks Park High School
- Seven Kings High School
- Trinity High School
- Woodbridge High School
- Woodford County High School
- New City College
How to get involved?
If you think your child could benefit from our service, start by speaking to the designated Senior Mental Health Lead at your child’s school.
For further information you can contact us by phone or email.
Call: 0208 708 7494
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