What are Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs)?
Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs) offer consultation, support and guidance to school staff working with children and young people who are showing mild to moderate mental health concerns.
School staff can contact their Primary Mental Health Worker if they need advice or about making a referral about the needs of a child or young person showing mental health symptoms.
Other useful emotional wellbeing support services for young people and families:
Children & Young People's Emotional Wellbeing Hub - provides information and advice, and an online referral service to young people and families who are worried about their mental health, or have concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.
This service is for those who live in East and West Suffolk, aged 0-25.
Contact Point 1 if the child/young person lives in Lowestofy or Waveney.
The Source website - is for young people in Suffolk to access information, advice, and guidance on health and wellbeing issues.
ChatHealth - is a confidential text service provided by the school nursing team.
This serviice lets young people text a school nurse for advice on any health matter.
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