Who we are

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.

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.

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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