Wellbeing and Mental Health
We have a Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner from the Three Rivers Mental Health Support Team based at school, who works at our school one day a week.
The Education Mental Health Practitioners are part of an NHS strategy supporting primary school aged children and their parents at the early stages of difficulties with wellbeing and mental health. Practitioners work with parents in helping them to support their child's wellbeing, so that strategies can be put in place to support the child as quickly as possible. They also work with whole classes and groups of children in school, focusing on subjects such as friendships and secondary transfer.
Hello, my name is Humayra Noorjahan. I’m a Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) within the Three Rivers Mental Health Support Team (MHST). I will be based at Shepherd Primary School on Wednesdays.
My role within the MHST
- This is a new role, developed in line with the Government’s response to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people.
- As part of an MHST in Three Rivers, our work is predominantly about preventing mild to moderate mental health concerns from escalating further.
- In primary schools I work with parents via one to one sessions, to help them in supporting their child with anxiety and/or challenging behaviour. Evidence suggests that working directly with parents of primary school aged children has a longer-term impact.
- In secondary schools I work directly with the young person who is experiencing anxiety or low mood.
- Our team are also able to offer workshops, group-work, assemblies, drop-ins, or general signposting to other services.
- For more information about the MHST service, please speak to the school’s mental health lead.