Calderdale Mental Health Support Team (MHST)

Mental health support to students, pupils, families and staff in 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

Secondary

  • The Brooksbank School
  • Trinity Academy
  • Todmorden High
  • Brighouse High School
  • Ryburn Valley High School
  • Lightcliffe Academy

Primary

  • Holy Trinity
  • Todmorden CE (A) J I & N School
  • All Saints’ CE J&I School
  • Bolton Brow Primary Academy
  • New Road Primary
  • Copley Primary School
  • Colden J&I School

What do 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

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.  For more information about how we use your information please read our Privacy Notice

Calderdale Mental Health Support Team Request For Support Form

This form is for completion by MHST school coordinators following a discussion with an allocated 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.

Non MHST schools should also use this 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.

“I found this service really helpful.”

– 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.