Ealing schools mental health support team

We’re a team of 20 wellbeing practitioners partnered with 32 schools in the borough of Ealing. Ealing mental health support team (MHST) is a new service designed to support the wellbeing of children and young people in education settings, as well as staff in the education settings themselves.

We take a whole school approach (meaning that all members of the school community work together) to delivering mental health support at the first signs of difficulty in order to prevent future problems and promote overall emotional and mental wellbeing.

Our team consists of a team lead, 3 supervisors and 16 wellbeing practitioners (educational mental health practitioners and children’s wellbeing practitioners).

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’re currently partnered with 32 schools in Ealing. We hope, in future, to expand the number of schools we work with and to provide an outreach service across the borough to support young people and families further.

Primary schools
  • Alec Reed
  • Downe Manor
  • Woodlands Academy
  • Featherstone
  • Tudor
  • Ark Primary
  • Allenby
  • Clifton
  • At Mary’s Church of England
  • St Raphael’s Catholic
  • Gifford
  • Three Bridges
  • Christ the Saviour
  • Dairy Meadow
  • Woodlands Academy
  • Viking
Secondary Schools
  • Alec Reed
  • Greenford
  • Brentside
  • Featherston
  • Drayton Manor
  • Ark Acton
  • Ellen Wilkinson
  • Villiers
  • Ealing Fields
  • Northolt
  • Elthorne Park
  • Twyford
  • Cardinal Wiseman
  • Dormer Wells High 
  • Ada Lovelace High 
  • William Perkin High 

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

 

Samaritans

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

 

Childline

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