Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs) offer consultation, support and guidance to school staff working with children and young people who are presenting mild to moderate mental health concerns with low levels of risk.
School staff can contact their Primary Mental Health Worker if they need advice about making a referral or for consultation on the needs of a child or young person who is displaying mild to moderate mental health symptoms with low levels of risk.
Other useful emotional wellbeing support services for young people and families:
Suffolk Children & Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub provides information and advice, and an online referral service to young people who are worried about their mental health, and families who are concerned about the emotional wellbeing or mental health of a child or young person. This service is for those who live in East and West Suffolk. Find out more and make a referral.
The Source is a website for young people to access information, advice, and guidance on issues they may face in their everyday lives. The site includes a link to Ask the Expert (provided by Suffolk Young People's Health Project - 4YP) which provides online 1:1 support for young people. Ask the Expert is available Monday to Wednesday, 5pm to 7pm.
To visit The Source website, go to: www.thesource.me.uk/wellbeing
Chat Health is a confidential text service provided by the school nursing team during term time, Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm for help about a range of issues. Text a school nurse on 07507 333356.
For schools based in West Suffolk, please use this list of Primary Mental Health Workers
For schools based in East Suffolk, please use this list of Primary Mental Health Workers