Redbridge Mental Health Support Team (MHST)

Our Mission is to nurture mental health and resilience in Redbridge school communities.

What is the Redbridge Mental Health Support Team (MHST)?

The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) was established in January 2021 and is part of the Redbridge Educational Well-Being Team (REWT) within the Educational Psychology Service.

Our MHST is made up of Educational Psychologists (EPs) and Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs). EMHPs deliver evidence-based early intervention for children, young people and parents/carers in educational settings.

Parent and Carer Week: Children's Wellbeing Webinars

Your monthly digest: Hear from Mental Health professionals about how to promote your child’s emotional health and wellbeing.

Supporting a child who is anxious to attend school

Many children worry about school from time to time. Sometimes a child’s worries may lead to difficulties attending school. If your child has anxiety about attending school, then this webinar is for you.

Tuesday 21 May 2024 - 7 - 8pm

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Transition to Secondary School

Making the transition to secondary school can feel exciting and dauting at the same time. Join our webinar to learn practical strategies for supporting your child during this time.

Wednesday 05 June 2024 - 7 - 8pm

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Promoting positive behaviour: Primary-aged children

Testing boundaries is a normal part of child development. Learn to enhance your child’s emotional regulation and promote positive behaviour through play, boundary-setting, and clear expectations.

Tuesday 20 June 2024 - 7 - 8pm

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What do we offer young people and parents?

Our service provides a range of brief, evidence-based interventions to support children and young people experiencing anxiety, low mood and/or behavioural difficulties.

We work directly with students in secondary schools and with parents of primary age pupils. Our interventions involve weekly sessions with an EMHP lasting 6-8 weeks.

If you become involved with the MHST, we will meet with you or your child first to better understand your concerns and share more information about the interventions.

What do we offer schools?

  • Auditing the school’s mental health provision
  • Supporting the school’s senior mental health leads in positive mental health promotion and whole school approaches to improving emotional well-being
  • Delivering peer-mentoring approaches and consultation to school staff
  • Running group interventions for young people in schools
  • Giving timely advice to school and college staff and signposting to external specialist services

Who do we work with?

We currently work with the following schools, but our service is expanding quickly so your child’s school may become involved in the future.

Primary Schools:
  • Al Noor Primary
  • Atam Academy
  • Christchurch Primary
  • Cleveland Road Primary
  • Clore Tikva Primary
  • Cranbrook Primary
  • Farnham Green Primary
  • Glade Primary
  • Highlands Primary
  • John Bramston Primary
  • Mossford Green Primary
  • Newbury Park Primary
  • Roding Primary
  • Seven Kings Primary
  • Snaresbrook Primary
  • St Peters & St Paul's CPS
  • Uphall Primary
Secondary Schools:
  • Atam Academy
  • Beal Academy
  • Caterham High School
  • Forest Academy
  • Ilford County High School
  • Oaks Park High School
  • Seven Kings Secondary School
  • Trinity Catholic High School
  • Wanstead High School
  • Woodbridge High School
  • Woodford County High School
Post 16:
  • New City College

How to get involved? 

If you think your child could benefit from our service, start by speaking to the designated Mental Health Link at your child’s school.

If you are a school and you would like to know more about working with the MHST, please contact us on the email below.

For further information you can contact us by phone or email.​

Call: 0208 708 7494