Mental Health Support Team

Mental Health Support Team

The Mental Health Support Team helps children, young people and their families by providing emotional health and well being support in schools and colleges.

The team consists of Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP’s) and Senior Mental Health Practitioners. They work in schools with young people, in partnership with teachers and parents, to ensure the best possible support is given.

Find out more about what they offer:

What we offer

mhstWe can help promote good emotional well being by helping to manage feelings and ensuring your child has the ability to deal with difficulties, low mood and worries in a healthier way. This will help them cope with the ups and down of life that we all face. We offer:

  • One-to-one sessions with one of our specially trained team.
  • Work with groups of young people who share the same difficulties, deliver assemblies or lessons on promoting mental health and wellbeing.

We provide support to parents by helping them understand and manage their child’s behaviour through:

  • Parenting workshops
  • Providing resources and strategies to improve lifestyle routines and to manage worries and anxious thoughts

"It’s great idea to speak to the MHST because it can really help. Don’t ignore stuff that is stressing you out, you can get help.” – Young person

"MHST, thank you so much for everything. We would not be able to achieve what we did if we wouldn't have the sessions. I must also admit that I didn't believe that this programme would change much as I tried a lot of things before, but it did, it changed our lives for the better." – Parent

"We have enjoyed working with the MHST and think the individual sessions, workshops and assemblies are great. We have noticed an improvement in the language used around mental health and feel children know more about it."– primary school

"MHST has been so helpful, and we have noticed a real positive difference in the young people they have worked with," – secondary school

Our Schools

Check to see if your school or academy is registered with our service (last updated July 2023):

Northfield, Rubery, Rednal

Ark Kings Academy
KEVI Northfield school for girls
Selly Oak Trust School
Turves Green Boys school

Albert Bradbeer primary school
Bellfield primary school
Cofton primary school
Colmers Farm primary school
Fairway primary school
Forestdale primary school
Hawkesley Church primary school
Holly Hill C of E primary school
Kings Norton primary and infant school
Reaside primary academy
Rednal Hill infants school
Rednal Hill junior school
The Meadows primary school
Wychall Primary school

Hall Green

Hall Green secondary school
Kings Heath Boys school
Swanshurst girls school
Wheelers Lane Technology College

Colmore Infant school
Colmore Junior school
Hall Green Junior school
Kings Heath Primary school
Wheelers lane primary school
Woodthorpe primary school

Your school not on this list? Don't worry, as you can still access Early Help support from our STICK team.

Visit the STICK team's webpage

What Difficulties Can We Support?

  • worries Anxiety
  • Worry
  • Low mood
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Simple phobias (but not blood, needle or vomit)
  • Exam stress
  • Promoting mental health and awareness.

These are some of the most common mental health difficulties in young people which may respond to early intervention. However, this list is not exhaustive and we will look at each case individually.

About Us

mhst The Mental Health Support Teams offers workshops to schools who are registered with the service. 

If you are not a Mental Health Support Team registered school, please visit our STICK team's page for information on Early Help for children and young people.





Please find below some advice on ways to promote positive staff wellbeing in schools. The advice for school staff includes incorporating the five steps to mental wellbeing, helpful website and resources and ideas for staff wellbeing notice boards such as "you-should-try" where staff can share reviews and recommendations:


MHST leaflet for young people

Staff Wellbeing Wall Poster - You Should Try

Staff Wellbeing Advice and Wellbeing Wall

Staff Wellbeing Wall Poster - Five Ways to Wellbeing Work


Useful Links

youve been missed #YouveBeenMissed

The #YouveBeenMissed campaign is led by Forward Thinking Birmingham, Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Education Partnership supporting pupils, parents, carers and professionals to aid our children and young people manage their mental wellbeing in school.

Click here to find out more