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Primary Mental Health Workers - Under 18 Wellbeing Service for Schools in Suffolk

What are Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs)?

Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs) Under 18 Wellbeing Service, provides consultation, support and guidance to school staff working with children and young people who are showing mild to moderate mental health concerns.

School staff and professionals, in East and West Suffolk, can contact their Primary Mental Health Worker if they require advice or consultation on the needs of a child or young person who is displaying mild to moderate mental health symptoms with low levels of risk.

School staff and professionals based in Lowestoft and Waveney should go to the Just One Norfolk Website to find out about their equivalent support service.

Important information:

You need parental consent prior to consultation, in order for us to undertake this.  

If your school or college are in contact with the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) you should contact them for advice and not a Primary Mental Health Worker (PMHW).

Other useful emotional wellbeing support services for young people and families:

East and West Suffolk:

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. 

Lowestoft and Waveney:

Just One Norfolk Website - For all to find mental health support in your area.

All of Suffolk:

Kooth - online wellbeing support service for 11-25 year ols

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. Young people can text a school nurse for advice on any health matter.


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