'Somerset Partnership NHS Trust is delighted to announce the launch of an innovative, countywide project commissioned by Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group to improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people aged 11 to 18 years across middle and secondary schools of Somerset together with children attending PRUs and Special Schools.
Over the next three years our vision is to promote good mental health and increase knowledge of tools to support those with needs, upskill staff to identify early signs of emerging mental health conditions and how to sign post to other services appropriately and to provide young people and their families seamless access to high quality evidence based interventions for the most vulnerable young people in our community. We intend to build and maintain close links with each school and to work together to establish a change in culture to provide an environment whereby individuals feel better equipped to understand and manage their emotions, feelings and behaviour. The fundamental principles of our work will be embedded into each school individually and in doing so we aim to identify key areas to be addressed as these will vary from school to school. Over the three years we will deliver a bespoke training package, Mindful Emotion Coaching, to Head Teachers, Teachers and other key members of staff. We will support schools to develop Peer Education Champions and support schools to develop parent drop-ins.
We will be proactive in providing access to Mental Health Liaison Workers for schools and to developing resources in schools to educate people about mental health. It is our desire that individuals in schools will grow in confidence in being able to regulate and manage their own mental health.
The service will be co-located with our Child and Adolescent Mental Health team based at Foundation House in Taunton and consists of a team lead as well as liaison and project workers and will operate Monday to Friday 9 am to 5pm , year round.' Emily Lang, Project Lead
Team Administrator - Fiona Martin 07786335208 Mon&Tue 9-5, Wed&Thur 10-2
Emotion Wellbeing Team : Kate Gallagher, Leanne McCollin, Lily Hawkins, Claire Hill, Paula John, Gail Maxwell-Grange, Liz Peacock, Celia Whiteford
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With thanks to Public Health, Somerset County Council for funding the introduction of Mindful Emotion Coaching to Somerset
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Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group have commissioned the Kooth On Line Counselling Service for Young People aged 11-18 who live in Somerset, go to school in Somerset or are registered with an NHS GP in Somerset. Find out more at www.kooth.com or contact Jayne Archer on 07946339171.
As of September 2017 Somerset Early Help Advice Line is 01823 355803- enquiries can no longer be made on line by email.
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