Service opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
Who we are
We are a team of NHS staff, working in schools to offer support to students experiencing common emotional wellbeing difficulties.
What we do
We provide care and interventions for young people including support for difficulties including:
- low mood
- low self esteem
We also provide advice and training on mental wellbeing issues to school and college staff, helping them to support you.
We also work closely with other services so that those with more complex problems can get the right help, from the right people, more quickly.
Why we do it
Difficulties you experience in your child and teenage years can affect things like your work, friendships and home life. Having the right support available when and where you need it can help to lessen the impact difficulties like stress or anxiety have on you; both now and in the future.
The wellbeing in mind team is made up of NHS professionals including senior clinicians, higher-level therapists and education mental health practitioner trainees (EMHPs).
If you are concerned about your emotional or mental wellbeing please speak to a member of school or college staff as soon as possible. They will be able to help you get the right support and can refer you to our team if this is needed.
Once your teacher or a member of the school/college pastoral team have contacted us, we will ask them about the difficulties you are having. Usually we will give them advice on how best to support you.
Sometimes we may want to talk to you to find out more about the challenges you are experiencing.
If you are under the age of 14 we will need to ask permission to do this from your parents or carers.
Do my parents/carers need to know?
If you are under 14 years old, we will need permission from your parent/carer to meet with you. If you are over 14 years old and we think you have the capacity to consent, it’s up to you – capacity means you understand what you are agreeing to.
We would always prefer parents and carers to know about our involvement with you but if you don’t want them to, that is your right and it will not stop you from getting our help.
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