Information for parents
Who are we?
We are the schools and colleges Mental Health Support Team (MHST) at your child’s school. We’re specially trained to help children at school with their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
From time to time, children and young people need additional support with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, so we’re here to help.
Getting the right support early can prevent problems getting bigger, so that your child can enjoy school, home, time with family & friends, and other activities.
Who can we help?
We provide support to all children in the school, and work together with everyone in the school community to promote a ‘whole school approach’ to emotional wellbeing and mental health.
We also work with children and their parents/carers in group or 1:1 sessions to support with specific problems.
How we can help
We have several ways to support your child, including:
- Whole school activities and workshops to promote emotional wellbeing and increase understanding of how to take care of our mental health.
- Group and 1:1 sessions to support parents/carers including: Supporting your children with worries and fears & understanding your child's behaviour.
How to get support
We are here and ready to help, so please speak to your school's Education Mental Health Practitioner or a member of staff at school. For any other enquiries, please contact MidSouthEssexMHSTAdmin@nelft.nhs.uk.