Mental Health Support Team - support for children and young people

Mental Health Support Team (MHST)

The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) will support children and young people with emerging, mild or moderate mental health difficulties which may be affecting day to day life. The project initially is for those pupils on roll at 12 schools in Wokingham.

Depending on the age of the child or young person, we may work either directly with them or with their parents. The Mental Health Support Team will also work with school staff and offer support on different levels with the aim of developing and supporting a whole school approach to mental health.

The team consists of:

  • Senior Educational Psychologist
  • Primary Mental Health Workers
  • A Specialist CAMHS practitioner
  • An Outreach worker 
  • Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs)
  • Administrator

How To Access the Service

Young people under 16 years old

  • Parent/Guardians can use the Wokingham Mental Health Support Team referral form (PDF document)
  • Parent/Guardians can speak to the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) or Senior Mental Health Lead (SMHL) at school and they will complete the referral form with you.
    • Young people can also speak to a member of school staff, School Nurse, their GP or any other professional who works with them who could support them with completing a referral.

    Young people who are 16 years or over

    • Can self-refer
    • Or a referral can be supported with consent from the young person.

    Urgent help

    The MHST is unable to provide urgent or emergency support.

    If your concerns are serious, urgent or complex in nature, please visit the Berkshire NHS Healthcare Children, Young Poeple and Families website where you will find all contact details as well as other sources of support and what to do if you are concerned about a child or young person's safety. 

    Contact information

    0118 974 6000 0118 974 6000

    When is it On/Open ?

    Date & Time Information

    Our service is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. 

    Accessing this service

    Eligibility Criteria

    Participating schools:

    Our service is only available to children and young people who attend, or are on roll at one of the following schools, and with emerging or mild to moderate emotional and mental health difficulties:

    • The Forest
    • The Holt
    • Maiden Erlegh
    • St. Crispins
    • Foundry College
    • All Saints Primary
    • Hawkedon Primary
    • Keep Hatch Primary
    • South Lake Primary
    • Winnersh Primary
    • Loddon Primary
    • Hawthorns Primary

    For children and young people who live in Wokingham, but do not attend these schools, please visit Emotional Wellbeing Hub.

    What is the Emotional Wellbeing Hub?

    The Emotional Wellbeing Hub provides a central point of contact for young people, families, and professionals to access emotional wellbeing services.

    This service is for people who have concerns about the emotional wellbeing of a child or young person aged between 0 and 19 years (25 years for those who are disabled) living within Wokingham Borough. Young people aged 12 years and above can self-refer, with parental consent, whilst those aged 16 years plus do not require consent (unless disabled or in specific circumstances).

    Provision For

    Supporting people with
    Mental health conditions
    Emotional Needs
    Local Offer

    Local Offer - Support available for children and young people with additional needs

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