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Our Mental Health Support Team service provides direct mental health support to 40 primary and secondary schools in Warrington.

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.

Watch our animation which explains the service below:

The Mental Health Support Team service is currently available for 40 local schools in Warrington. 

The plan is for this nationally-funded service to eventually be rolled-out to other schools and colleges in the borough. This is part of the Government’s plans to transform children and young people’s mental health services through the NHS Long Term Plan.

We are now accepting referrals from schools. If you work within one of the 40 schools involved with the programme, you can make a referral for one of your pupils on our website by completing our referral form.