We are very lucky to be one of the schools in Allerdale to be supported by The Mental Health Support Team.
The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) is a jointly funded national programme between Department for Education and NHS to provide early intervention and evidence based interventions for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, working directly into education settings.
The MHST’s have 3 core functions:
1. To provide direct support to children and young people with mild to moderate mental health issues
2. To support educational settings to introduce or develop their whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing
3. To help advise staff in educational settings and liaise with external specialist services to help children and young people get the right support and stay in education