Mental Health Support Teams in Schools (MHSTs)
Posted: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 12:20
Schools play an important role in supporting the wellbeing of children and young people at a time when they are experiencing lots of physical, emotional and social changes. The introduction of Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) working within schools is a new approach to provide an additional source of support to families.
There are three sites for the MHST Pilots by NHS England which are North Dorset, Weymouth & Portland and Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole as part of an initial two year project.
MHSTs are working with a small number of schools across these three areas to tackle the challenges children and young people experience, by helping them to feel more resilient, arming them with techniques to look after themselves and strategies to help them cope better with life's ups and downs.