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Who we are

Our Mental Health Support Team service will provide direct mental health support to 47 primary and secondary schools in Knowsley. 

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.

The team will provide direct, ongoing support to schools around mental health and wellbeing. This will include:

  • 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.

Who is our service for?

The service will eventually provide mental health support to 46 schools in Knowsley. We are currently only accepting referrals from our Wave 4 schools and Wave 6 placement schools. The remaining schools will begin to receive MHST input towards the end of 2022.

All Saints Catholic High School

Alt Bridge School

Bluebell Park School

Eastcroft Park School

Hope Primary School - A Joint Catholic and Church of England Primary School

Kirkby CofE Primary School

Kirkby high School

Knowsley Central School

Knowsley Village School

Meadow Park (PRU)

Millbrook Community Primary School

Northwood Community Primary School (With Designated Special Provision)

Our Lady's Catholic Primary School

Park Brow Community Primary School

Prescot Primary School

Ravenscroft Community Primary School

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School

St Columba's Catholic Primary School

St John Fisher Catholic Primary School

St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School

St Laurence's Catholic Primary School

St Marie's Catholic Primary School

St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School

Stockbridge Village Primary School

Westvale Primary School


Finch Woods Academy

Halewood Academy

Malvern Primary School

Park View Academy

St Aidan's Catholic Primary School

St Albert's Catholic Primary School

Saint Edmund Arrowmsmith Academy

Yew Tree Primary Academy 

Evelyn Community Primary School

Halsnead Primary School

Huyton With Roby Church of England Primary School

Lord Derby Academy

St Aloysius Catholic Primary School

St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Primary School

St Brigid's Catholic Primary School

St Luke's Catholic Primary School

St Mark's Catholic Primary School

St Mary and St Paul's CofE Primary School

Sylvester Primary Academy

The Prescot School

Willow Tree Primary School

We are now accepting referrals from Wave 4 schools and Wave 6 placement schools. 

Any referrals you submit for your pupils in Wave 6 between now and the end of the year will be for supervised practice with our trainee MHST practitioners.

This supervised practice will allow our trainee MHST practitioners to spend time getting to know your school and pupils while they complete their training course. The full offer of support in Wave 6 will available once our trainees have finished their training at the end of 2022. All Wave 4 trainees are now fully qualified. 

MHST has now implemented a new consultation process therefore we no longer require a referral form to be completed. Please speak with the practitioner allocated to your school or contact the team on 01925 664120. You will be asked to confirm the demographic information for the young person you are referring, and confirm that parental consent has been given.

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Name of Course

Course description

Who is this for/ How to book on

Course duration

Introduction to MHST

An introduction to MHST, who we are, what we offer and the interventions we provide. Guidance around consultation and referral process



Half a day course. Can be adapted to twilight session

What is Mental Health? An introduction

To gain knowledge around recognising the signs and symptoms of mental health issues in CYP


1-1.5  hour

Anxiety Awareness

Classroom presentation covering signs, symptoms, causes and where to get support.

Pupils (primary and secondary) and staff

1-1.5  hour

Transition support

Introduction to Sessions and accompanying materials

Tips for managing your child’s transition

Signposting for additional support

Pupils (primary and secondary), staff and parent/carer


1-1.5  hour

Exam Stress

To gain an understanding on how to recognise and cope with stress from exams

Pupils (primary and secondary), staff and parent/carer

Online workbook available as resource

1-1.5  hour

 Emotional regulation

To gain knowledge and understanding around recognising emotional dysregulation and tips on how to manage this.

Pupils (primary and secondary), staff and parent/carers

1-1.5  hour


To arrange a training session, please contact your schools allocated EMHP on 01925 664120 or alternatively email 

to request a training session or further information from your schools allocated EMHP.


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