Calderdale Mental Health Support Team (MHST)

Mental health support for students, pupils, families and staff at selected schools in Calderdale

Who for

School-aged children and young people experiencing mild-to-moderate emotional/mental health problems at the following Calderdale schools can access the Mental Health Support Team.


  • Brighouse High
  • The Brooksbank School
  • Calderdale College
  • Lightcliffe Academy
  • Park Lane Academy
  • Ryburn Valley High
  • The Calder Learning Trust
  • Rastrick High School
  • Todmorden High
  • Trinity Academy
  • Trinity Sixth Form Academy


  • All Saints’ CE J & I School
  • Barkisland CofE VA Primary
  • Bolton Brow Primary Academy
  • Bowling Green Academy
  • Central Street Infant & Nursery
  • Christ Church CofE VA Junior
  • Cliffe Hill
  • Colden J & I School
  • Copley Primary
  • Cross Lane Primary & Nursery
  • Elland CofE, Junior & Infant
  • Field Lane Primary
  • Holy Trinity
  • Lightcliffe CofE Primary
  • Longroyd Primary
  • Luddendenfoot Academy
  • Midgley
  • Moorside Community Primary
  • New Road Primary
  • Old Earth Primary
  • Ripponden Junior & Infant
  • Riverside Junior
  • Sacred Heart CV Academy
  • Salterhebble Junior & Infant
  • Shelf Junior & Infant
  • Siddal Primary
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy
  • St Michael and All Angels CofE Primary
  • St Patrick’s Catholic Primary Academy
  • Stubbings Infant
  • The Greetland Academy
  • Todmorden CE (A) J I & N School
  • Trinity Academy, Akroyon
  • Walsden St Peter’s CE (VC) Primary
  • West Vale Academy
  • Withinfields Primary
  • Woodhouse Primary

What we do

  • Short term evidence-based (proven to work) mental health support for children and young people
  • Support and training to schools to develop their whole school approach to emotional wellbeing.
  • Mental health advice and liaison with services for school staff about pupils. There is a wealth of mental health advice and information on the Open Minds Calderdale website

Calderdale Mental Health Support Team Request For Support Form

This form is for completion by MHST school staff following discussion with an MHST staff member about the potential suitability of young person for support. The print version can also be used and handed to the MHST staff member in School.

Urgent cases should not be referred using this form – see our Open Minds (CAMHS) website for steps to follow if urgent support is required.

How to refer

Referrals are made by trained members of school staff who act as wellbeing leads. They refer directly to Mental Health Support Team practitioners who are based within school.

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– Testimonial

Partners & commissioners

Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group receives funding for the service from NHS England and the Department of Education. Mental Health Support Team staff are employed by Northpoint Wellbeing.