Mental Health Support Teams

Mental Health Support Teams are a joint national initiative between the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Education. The aim of them is to increase access to early evidence-based intervention for common mild to moderate mental health problems such as anxiety and low mood.

We have two support teams currently providing services in Hounslow and Ealing. 

We offer individual tailored support programmes for young people in secondary schools and support for parents and carers of primary school aged children.

We also organise workshops and groups throughout the year to promote mental wellbeing and provide strategies for emerging difficulties.

Primary schools

We offer up to eight one-to-one sessions of guided self-help, which is based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles. We provide this to parents and carers of primary school children who are demonstrating mild to moderate difficulties with anxiety or behaviour.

Secondary schools

We offer two one-to-one tailored support programmes: one for anxiety or worries and one for low mood.

We also organise a variety of workshops and groups throughout the year on a range topics.

We support young people and parents of children who feel anxious – for example, if they’re stressed about school or exams, having worries in social situations or have specific fears or phobias.

We also work with young people experiencing low mood – that is, if they’re feeling sad or tearful, have low motivation or sleep difficulties.

We support parents with children’s behavioural difficulties, such as challenges with following routine, emotional and physical outbursts.

If you or a young person you know needs help now, these websites and helplines can provide help and support.

The Mix

Free information and support for under 25s in the UK
Call: 0808 8080 4994 or chat to a trained supporter online 4pm to 11pm every day
Visit The Mix website



A 24-hour service offering confidential emotional support to anyone who is in crisis.
Call: 116 123 24 hours a day, every day
Visit the Samaritans website



Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.
Call: 0800 1111 available 9am to midnight, every day or chat online to a counsellor 9am to midnight every day.
Visit the Childline website


Young Minds

Information for young people about emotions and mental health.
Text: 85258 24 hours a day, every day
Visit the Young Minds website