School Wellbeing Service

Aim

The aim of the service is to work within educational settings to strengthen and improve the emotional and mental health support arrangements for children and young people. This is done using a universal, targeted and specialist offer.

 

Objectives  

  • School staff will have increased knowledge and confidence in supporting children and young people with emotional and mental health issues.
  • Children and young people are identifies early and supported effectively within schools/settings to prevent needs increasing and the requirements for specialist interventions where appropriate.
  • Increasing number of children and young people that feel more able to cope with mental health issues within a school setting.

 

 The School Wellbeing Service: Service Overview and Summary

Principles  

  • Children and young people’s social, emotional and mental health is everyone’s responsibility
  • Capacity building and the up-skilling of staff, within existing school pastoral systems and structures, will enable more effective support and evidence based interventions to take place
  • Support needs to be responsive, flexible and child centred and will attempt to provide the right help when children and young people need it.
  • Services and support needs to be informed by the voice and experience of children and young people
  • Different agencies, professionals and support staff will work as an integrated team around the child and their family, within the school setting to order to coordinate and maximise the care and support provided
  • Early identification and support will secure, for many children and young people, the best future outcomes and reduce the likelihood of future emotional and mental health issues
  • Where possible support for children and young people will be provided by known and trusted adults
  • Health and social care pathways for children and young people are integrated and take account of each ‘child’s journey’ through services
  • A confident, committed and knowledgeable children’s workforce ensures that only those children and young people who are in need of CAMHS intervention progress to the specialist providers

 

Outcomes 

  1. School staff will have increased knowledge and confidence in supporting children and young people with emotional and mental health issues.
  2. Children and young people are identified early and supported effectively within school to prevent needs increasing and the requirement for specialist intervention where appropriate
  3. Increasing number of children and young people feel more able to cope with emotional and mental health issues within a school setting

 

Contacts

 

Cluster

School Wellbeing Worker

North

Kathrine Jones

Aisha Hackett- Evans

North East

Sharon Daniel

East

Nicola Freeborn

West

Kathrine Jones

Aisha Hackett- Evans

South

Louise Wall

Southbank

Victoria Wall

 

Any questions or for further information please contact:

Emma Hughes, Team Leader School Wellbeing Service emma.hughes@york.gov.uk

 

 

Related pages

 

York Family Information Service and Information Service for Young People

01904 554444 / 01904 555400

fis@york.gov.uk

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