Five Star Friday: all about the South Bucks Mental Health Support Team

It's that time of the week again where we shine the spotlight on another great Oxford Health service. Today we highlight the great work of the “helpful” South Bucks Mental Health Support Team (MHST) from reviews on the I Want Great Care website.

Five Star Friday: all about the South Bucks Mental Health Support Team

The South Bucks MHST team has been running for 18 months and is based in High Wycombe covering the south of the county. They work with schools across this area, ranging from primary through to special needs schools to provide support to young people and their parents focusing on anxiety, low mood and behaviour difficulties.

The team consists of four education mental health practitioners, one youth worker and one family worker and peer support educators who work together to provide holistic and wide ranging support to children and families.

One reviewer said: “The weekly meetings were so helpful to me and my family, really helping us through a difficult time that we had in lockdown.”

Laura Tozer, deputy operational lead, explained: “The team are incredibly passionate about working with young people and their families and this has been recognised by our 5 star feedback ratings.

“We’re always looking forwards and constantly learning about new and creative ways of working in mental health and we aim to ensure all young people in Bucks get access to the support they need; when they need it. I want to thank every member of the team for their hard work, you are all hugely valued.”

Another service user said, “I felt very supported by the team. My daughter engaged well with her initial assessment despite it being on a video call. I felt able to contact the team between meetings if I had any concerns. All very professional.”

Another reviewer said, “I have truly valued the support and guidance given and although we are only at the start of the journey I feel so much more confident to deal with what may lie ahead especially in these uncertain times.”

To find out more about the service please click here.

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Published: 23 October 2020