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CAMHS Mental Health Support and Getting Help teams

Our clinicians support children, young people and their families who have emerging, mild or moderate mental health difficulties, such as low mood and anxiety, which may be affecting their day-to-day life.

We offer evidence-based brief interventions directly that can last up to eight sessions, as well as advice on where to find the most appropriate support when we are unable to offer direct help.

We have the following teams in each area:

  • Slough: A Getting Help Team and a Mental Health Support Team which serves 14 schools. We are currently setting up another Mental Health Support Team which will serve a further 11 schools. This will be operational from September 2022.
  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead: A Getting Help Team and a Mental Health Support Team which serves 14 schools.
  • Bracknell: A Getting Help Team and a Mental Health Support Team which serves 16 schools.

Please see below for further details of our unique offer within each team.

We work in conjunction with the following East Berkshire local authorities: 

  • Bracknell Forest Borough Council
  • Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council (RBWM) - Achieving for Children
  • Slough Borough Council

Our Mental Health Support Teams support children and young people with emerging, mild or moderate mental health difficulties which may be affecting their day-to-day life.

We help pupils on roll at selected schools in East Berkshire. This includes pupils on the roll of Virtual School for Children, looked after children, and young people who are not in employment or education (NEET).

Depending on the age of the child or young person, we'll either work directly with them or with their parents. We also work with school staff and offer support on different levels, with the aim of developing and supporting a whole school approach to mental health.

Find out which schools are covered by the services here. 

Our teams

Our teams are made up of:

  • Clinical Team Lead
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Clinical Supervisor/Therapist
  • Clinical Supervisor/Therapist
  • Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs)
  • Administrator

If you have any queries you can email the team at



The Getting Help Team works with children and young people who need quick, short-term support (around six to eight sessions) with low to moderate mental health issues.

This help could take the form of participating in a group, or individual one to one informed CBT therapy (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

We’ll discuss all therapeutic interventions with the child or young person and their parent/carer (as appropriate), to make sure that this is the right approach for them.

We can also signpost to other services that may be able to better support the child/young person. We can support them to access more intensive CAMHS support if it is needed.


The Schools Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) are assigned to selected schools in your locality.

If you do not have an MHST allocated to your school, the Getting Help Team can still provide an offer of mental health support to the students who attend your school. Our Getting Help Teams are integrated into the local authority Early Help services and are therefore accessed via the completion of a Multi Agency Referral Form. You can access guidance for this via your local area's website:

The Getting Help Team offers a comprehensive package of mental health support to children, young people and their families and wider children’s services. This support can include:

  • A needs-led triage service within Early Help using a multi-disciplinary holistic approach to care
  • Improving access to mental health support and services
  • Delivering training and workshops for schools, parents/carers and other professionals
  • Providing consultation to schools on mental health and wellbeing where appropriate
  • Individual and group interventions for children and young people experiencing difficulties with managing emotions

Should you have any queries please email: and we will do our best to help you.

Mental Health Support Team

Referrals are made via the education setting.

If your child/young person is on roll in one of the schools mentioned, or is part of the Slough NEET provision, please contact the education setting directly to discuss potential support from the service.

Getting Help Team

As the Getting Help Team sits within the local authority’s Early Help Services, you can refer into the Getting Help team via their Single Point of Access process by completing a Referral Form. The referral will then be triaged by the “front door” team in your local Children’s Services and then directed to Early Help Services based on the identified needs.

We also welcome self-referrals from young people (older than 16 years) and parents/carers.

Our telephone number is: 0300 2473002

Please see the local authority websites for more information on the full Early Help offer:

Bracknell Forest: Bracknell Early Help Website (opens new page)

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM): RBWM Early Help Website (opens new page)

Slough:  Slough Early Help Website (opens new page)

If you feel you need to speak to someone urgently please visit our urgent help information to decide who is the right person to speak to.

For safeguarding concerns about a child or young person, please contact the local authority:

Bracknell Safeguarding01344 352005

RBWM Safeguarding: 01628 683150

Slough Safeguarding: 01753 875362