The Mental Health Support Teams are an early intervention service who work in partnership with local schools to offer a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
We work with primary and secondary schools and colleges, in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow, and Hillingdon, delivering evidence-based interventions to support young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. We also work in Bletchley, Wolverton and Stantonbury in Milton Keynes.
This service is for schools in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow, or Hillingdon, who have signed up to be part of the Mental Health Support Team project. It also covers the following areas of Milton Keynes: Bletchley, Wolverton and Stantonbury.
We offer individual and group work through effective, low-intensity, interventions for children, young people, and their families, who are experiencing:
- Low mood (secondary school age only)
- Behavioural difficulties (primary school age only)
We work collaboratively with schools to support a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing, ensuring that the wellbeing of students and staff is a priority. We offer workshops on a variety of mental health and wellbeing topics, support with peer mentoring schemes, staff training, wellbeing audits, and lots more.
Our senior clinicians can offer specialist support for young people who require a more intensive approach, such as psychotherapy and arts therapies, on a limited basis.
Secondary schools and colleges
In secondary schools and colleges, our Education Mental Health Practitioners work with young people one-to-one or in groups, using Guided Self-Help to support and empower them to manage mild to moderate difficulties with anxiety or low mood.
In primary schools, our Education Mental Health Practitioners work with parents one-to-one or in groups, guiding them through tools and techniques to support their child’s mild to moderate anxiety or behavioural difficulties.
Young people and parents are referred to the service via their schools Designated Mental Health Lead. To find out more, contact the Designated Mental Health Lead at your/your child’s school.
If your school would like to find out more about the Mental Health Support Teams please contact:
This service is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
Please note we are not a crisis service. For urgent or out of hours support, please call our all-age mental health Urgent Advice Line on 0800 023 4650. Opening hours for the Urgent Advice Line is: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.