What we do

For young people and parents

We offer therapeutic support both individually and through group work. For children with anxiety of primary school age we work directly with parents.

What do Education Mental Health Practitioners do?

Our Education Mental Health Practitioners offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy informed support such as worry management, behaviour activation, graded exposure and problem solving.

These evidenced based techniques are effective in supporting young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as anxiety or low mood.

We offer support both individually and in groups and our groups focussing on anxiety have received great feedback from both young people and parents.

The role of a Youth Worker in the MHST is to work across various multidisciplinary teams including members of the MHST, professionals in other CAMHS pathways, Social Care and education settings.

Youth Workers have opportunities to carry out joint assessments and pieces of work with other members of MHST as well as attend school consultations and deliver training.

What do MHST Youth Workers do?

Youth Workers support young people with a range of different needs, they offer group work and 1:1 sessions to young people in mainstream and specialist settings.

Youth Worker’s empower young people to set their own SMART targets and explore creative and fun ways to achieve them.

Some examples of the type of areas Youth Worker’s support include; developing confidence, self-esteem, friendships, supporting young people who experience low levels of anxiety as well as young people who self-harm.

Youth work contributes to young peoples’ learning and development. The key purpose of youth work is to:

“Enable young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, to enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society and to reach their full potential.”
— National Occupational Standards for Youth Work 2008

Family Workers support parents and their child with issues they may be facing that impact their school or home life.

The aim is to complete plans with goals of support that enable improved outcomes for families by giving guidance, advice, strategies and tools. Drawing on other professionals, resources and support networks around the parent and young person, our support has an ambition for children, young people and their families to thrive and contribute to our community.

Within MHST we provide 6-8 sessions often in the family home.

For school professionals

We offer school staff training in mental health difficulties including low mood, anxiety, mental health awareness and self-harm.

We offer regular consultations with the schools Senior Mental Health Lead to ensure we can react to the changing needs of young people with schools. For example we offer workshops and promote mental health awareness through assemblies and drop ins sessions.

Page last reviewed: 10 September, 2021