Children given access to NHS mental health support at school
Heronswood Primary School and Pre-School have been selected to benefit from an NHS Mental Health in Schools Project, funded by the government.
In March 2021, the government announced £79 million to boost mental health support for children and young people in England. Funding will be used to expand the support available to children and young people which includes increasing the number of Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in schools and colleges and improving access and reducing waiting times for community mental health support.
The MHST will deliver interventions to children with mild-to-moderate mental health issues, build and support the whole school approach to mental wellbeing, advise school staff and liaise with external specialist service to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in education.
Heronswood Primary School will have access to an Education Mental Health Practitioner in school, 1 day per week for a full year, to work with children, families and staff.