How We Can Help
Children and Young People
About Mental Health Services for Schools
Despite the current coronavirus situation we continue to provide this service within the limitations imposed. Our information line is open Mon-Fri, 9 am – 4 pm (excluding Wednesdays. Tel: 07786 548530
We provide a range of mental health services across Westminster schools and colleges. We are passionate about delivering support for young peoples’ mental health, raising awareness of mental health issues and challenging the stigma. We work in schools across Westminster, providing evidence based interventions to children and young people with mild to moderate mental health needs.
We are promoting a whole school approach to wellbeing in education. We survey the whole school; including pupils, teachers and parents. We then assess which interventions would best suit the schools’ needs and provide 1:1 interventions, workshops, advice and training accordingly.
If you are a young person, a teacher or a commissioner, get in contact with us to find out what our team can offer you.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 7259 8100
Key updates during the coronavirus situation
The Government has announced that all schools and colleges in England will close from Friday 20th March until further notice, in line with closures in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. They will remain open only for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police officers, delivery drivers) and for vulnerable children and young people (including those subject to Education and Health Care Plans, with Free School Meals to continue either in school, via deliveries or a voucher system) – all other children are expected to stay at home. Early years providers, further education and sixth form colleges have been asked to do the same.
We are continuously updating resource lists that you can access, for now, please see below the following resources on supporting children and young people, parents’/carers’ and schools’ and college staff’s mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak.
- The Anna Freud Centre has produced a range of helpful guides and films for parents, staff and children focusing on how to support wellbeing during this period of uncertainty. Visit https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/
- The World Health Organisation has created a child-friendly explanation of coronavirus click here
- Good Thinking website for adults looking for resources to support their mental health and wellbeing visit https://www.good-thinking.uk/
- Blogs on the Young Minds website for young people on managing anxiety about the outbreak and self-isolating visit https://youngminds.org.uk/