What we do

For young people and parents

We offer therapeutic strategy-based support both individually and through group work. For children with anxiety or behavioural difficulties of primary school age we work directly with parents. For young people with anxiety, low mood, confidence, or self-esteem we work directly with the young person.

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 school’s Senior Mental Health Leads to ensure we can support the changing needs of young people within schools. For example, we promote mental health awareness through workshops, assemblies, staff training and drop-in sessions. This helps to build a whole-school approach to supporting mental health within our schools.

Roles within Bucks MHST

Education Mental Health Practitioners

Our Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy informed support such as Worry Management, Brief Behavioural Activation, Graded Exposure and Problem Solving.

These evidence-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 to meet the needs of students within schools.

For example, our groups focusing on anxiety have received great feedback from both young people and parents.

Youth Workers

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

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

Some examples of the type of areas a Youth Worker might support include: developing confidence, self-esteem, friendships.

MHST Family Workers

Family Workers support parents and their child with difficulties they may be experiencing that impact their school or home life relating to their child’s mental health. Family workers mainly work within the family home.

The aim is to work with the whole family to complete plans with goals of support that enable improved outcomes by giving guidance, advice, strategies and tools. Drawing on other professionals, resources and support networks around the parent and child. Family Workers offer evidence-based parenting courses.

All of our team members have opportunities to carry out joint assessments and pieces of work with other members of MHST as well as attend school consultations and deliver staff training.

Within MHST we provide 6-8 sessions often in a school or clinical setting.


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Page last reviewed: 19 May, 2023