Who are we?
Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) are an expanding service designed to help meet the mental health needs of children and young people in selected education settings i.e. Schools and Colleges. MHSTs are in addition to existing services such as Kooth Online Counselling Service, Healthy Minds Lincolnshire and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
Teams are made up of professionals called Clinical Lead Practitioners and Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs). These are workers who have had specialised training to support young people presenting with a wide range of mental health issues. They work closely with schools and colleges and other children and young people's services.
There are currently four MHSTs working in Lincolnshire and these are based in selected education settings in Lincoln, Gainsborough (and the surrounding area), Boston and Skegness (and the surrounding area).
Thanks to Wave 7 funding, there will be a fully operational MHST in Spalding and the surrounding area from September 2023. The Wave 8 expansion will see teams starting to support children and young people in Grantham and Sleaford (and the surrounding area) from January 2024.
How do we find out more?
MHSTs, along with all Children and Young People’s (CYP) Services in Lincolnshire, are working hard to make our services as accessible as possible to young people. This means you can access the right support at the right time. For more information about what support is available to you, please speak to your school or college to find what services are available.
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Podcasts
Our Mental Health Support Team (MHST) have a podcast to promote positive mental health for children and young people. It is available on several platforms including Spotify and Google Podcasts. The #MHSTpodcast includes hints and tips on promoting positive mental health and different ways to get involved with our monthly awareness topics.
- How to show yourself self love
- Health and nutrition
- Stress busters
- LGBT+ History Month