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Who we are

Our Mental Health Support Team service will provide direct mental health support to 38 primary and secondary schools in St Helens.

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.

Who is our service for?

The service will eventually provide mental health support to 39 schools in St Helens. We are currently only accepting referrals from Wave 4 Schools and our identified placement schools in Wave 6 but will be rolling the service out to all 39 schools later in the year.

Carr Mill Primary

Cowley International College

Holy Cross

Holy Cross Primary School

Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Merton Bank Primary School

Parish CE Primary School

Queen’s Park CE/URC Primary School

Rivington Primary School

St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School

St Cuthbert's Catholic High School

St.Anne’s Catholic Primary School

St.Mary & St.Thomas’ CE Primary School

St.Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Birchley

St.Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Blackbrook

St.Peter and St.Paul Catholic Primary School

St.Theresa’s Catholic Primary School

St.Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

Allanson Street Primary School

Haydock High School

Legh Vale Primary School

Rainford Brook Lodge Community Primary School

Rainford CE Primary School

Rainford High School

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School

Ashurst Primary School

Bleak Hill Primary School

Broad Oak Community Primary School

Chapel End Primary School

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

Eccleston Mere Primary School

Garswood Primary School

Grange Valley Primary School

Our Lady's Catholic Primary School

Rectory CofE Primary School

St Aidan's CofE Community Primary School

St Austin's Catholic Primary School

St Bartholomew's Catholic Primary School

St James' Church of England Primary School

St John Vianney Catholic Primary School

St Julie's Catholic Primary School

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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