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The School Wellbeing Service (SWS) is a school based early intervention mental health (MH) support service. It is jointly funded by Health, Local Authority and Schools.

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  

 The School Wellbeing Service: Service Overview and Summary

Principles  

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

Paul McGrath

North East (1)

Sharon Daniel 

North East (2) 

Nicky Freeborn

East 

Becky Fleming

West 

Amy Tinson 

South 

Rohima Begum

Southbank 

Kathy Jones

 

Any questions or for further information please contact:

Laura McMurray, School Wellbeing Service Team Leader laura.mcmurray@york.gov.uk 

Role of the School Wellbeing Worker (SWW)

The School Wellbeing Workers (SWW) are managed by the Local Authority (LA), clinically supervised by Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and linked to a cluster of schools. Their focus is to work with children and young people (cyp) and school staff around emerging and developing mental health need. The SWW will provide:

Who we work with

The service is targeted at emerging and developing mental health need. In particular at cyp who are presenting with mental health issues and concerns, that are below an intervention from specialist CAMHS and above what school pastoral structures can support.

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