Each high school will have a named practitioner who will work in the school 1 day a week to provide early evidence-based intervention for children and young people presenting with mild-moderate mental health problems such as anxiety and low mood.
Clusters of primary schools in Ealing will be allocated a named practitioner who will work across the cluster to provide early evidence-based intervention for children and young people presenting with mild-moderate mental health problems such as anxiety and low mood. This will be equivalent of 1 - 1.5 days of practitioner time per week dependent upon pupil numbers.
Ealing Mental Health Support Team + (MHST+) Learning Disability and Autism Practitioners (LDAPs)
All schools in Ealing with a MHST practitioner can access the MHST+ service. This is a service set up specifically to support those children with a diagnosis of autism or learning disability or who have been accepted on to a waiting list for an assessment.
Schools can refer children to MHST+ who meet the following criteria:
- Have a diagnosis of autism or learning disability (or children who have been accepted on the waiting list for these diagnostic assessments)
- Present with mild to moderate anxiety, low mood and/or challenging behaviour
- Are likely to benefit from CBT for anxiety, VIG intervention for attachment/relational difficulties or a challenging behaviour intervention
- Specialist ASC/LC practitioners will offer an assessment to suitable referrals and may offer intervention packages where this is appropriate.
Please note: Practitioners will not make referrals for assessment of autism spectrum conditions or learning disability.
View MHST+ LDAPS flyer
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: ‘For the attention of MHST+ LDAPs’.
An NHS commissioned digital mental health service that provides free, immediate, online counselling every day until 10pm with no waiting lists. Available to young people aged 11-25.
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