We have launched two new services in conjunction with the East Berkshire local authorities:
With Slough Borough Council we run the Mental Health Support Team (MHST). We support children and young people who attend 14 schools in Slough who have emerging, mild or moderate mental health difficulties which may be affecting their day to day life.
With the three local authorities in East Berkshire (Bracknell Forest, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Slough Borough Council) are the Getting Help Teams. We work with children and young people in these areas who need short-term support (around six to eight sessions) with low to moderate mental health issues.
The MHST supports children and young people with emerging, mild or moderate mental health difficulties which may be affecting their day to day life.
It's for pupils on roll at 14 schools in Slough. This includes pupils on the roll of the Slough Virtual School for Children Looked After and young people who are not in employment or education (NEET).
The schools that are covered by the service are:
Beechwood, Ditton Park Academy, Haybrook College, Herschel Grammar, Holy Family Catholic Primary, Littledown, Pippins Primary, Priory, Slough & Eton, St Ethelbert's Catholic Primary, St Mary's C Of E Primary, Slough Virtual School, Wexham Court Primary, Ryvers Primary School, NEET Provision (Not in Employment or Education)
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.
The team consists of:
If you have any queries you can email the team at CAMHSgettinghelpeast@berkshire.nhs.uk
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 you 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:
Should you have any queries please email: CAMHS-GettingHelpEastService@berkshire.nhs.uk and we will do our best to help you.
Referrals into the MHST 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 NEET provision, please contact the education setting directly to discuss potential support from the service.
You can self-refer into the Getting Help team via your council’s children’s service single point of entry (this is also known as a common point of entry or front door). Please see their websites for more information:
Bracknell Forest Borough Council: Bracknell Early Help Website
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM): RBWM Early Help Website
Slough Borough Council Slough Early Help Website
For urgent support with a child or young person’s mental health please contact CAMHS on: 0300 365 1234
Visit our urgent help page for more sources of help.
For safeguarding concerns about a child or young person, please contact the local authority:
Bracknell Safeguarding: 01344 352005
RBWM Safeguarding: 01628 683150
Slough Safeguarding: 01753 875362
Getting Help team Bracknell under 12
Getting Help Team Bracknell 12-18 years
Getting Help team Windsor and Maidenhead under 12
Getting Help team Windsor and Maidenhead 12-18
Getting Help team Slough under 12
Getting Help team Slough 12-18
Mental Health Support Team - Primary school
Mental Health Support Team Secondary school