Mental Health

Head teachers across all phases of education are rightly concerned about the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the children in their care. Here in Liverpool, we are wholeheartedly committed to partnership working.  We are working with the Families Programme and the NHS Core Commissioning Group alongside other organisations to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people.

Please see the Whole School Approaches to Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Liverpool city-wide review document.

Following this review, a school policy for mental health and emotional wellbeing has been drawn up.  This can be accessed on the Liverpool CAMHS website.

Every day in a hundred small ways our children ask, ‘Do you see me? Do you hear me? Do I matter?’ Their behaviour often reflects our response. L. R. Knost

This is a short film produced by MYA & Liverpool Learning Partnership based on an original performance by Kayleigh Meluish, a teacher from Arch Bishop Blanch School, along with her year 10 performing arts class. It highlights the struggle that many young people face with their emotional wellbeing when they fall ‘under the radar’. The film was produced to encourage school staff to look out for these ‘invisible’ struggles and to realise the power of being noticed.

Education Mental Health Teams

Education Mental Health Teams (EMHTs) support schools and other education providers as part of the Liverpool CAMHS partnership pathway. EMHTs consist of a range of providers/services that deliver across the pathway, some working within targeted levels and others across levels of need. To facilitate a coordinated approach these services are working into 3 Education Mental Health Teams across the city. All schools/education establishments are aligned to one of the 3 EMHTs – North, Central and South.

Termly Whole School Approach network meetings for school mental health leads

Each term LLP host network meetings for school staff taking a lead on mental health in their schools. We have meetings for operational leads (learning mentors, pastoral staff, SENCOs) and one for senior strategic WSA leads (SLT). To sign up for our next events please use the links below:

Strategic primary leads network, 25th February 2021, 13:30-14:30

Central primary schools’ network, 2nd March 2021, 15:30-17:00

North primary schools’ network, 2nd March 2021, 09:00-10:30

South primary schools’ network, 2nd March 2021, 09:00-10:30

Secondary network, 2nd March 2021, 15:30-17:00

Secondary strategic leads network, 16th March 2021, 15:30-17:00

Special and AEP network, 2nd March 2021, 09:00-10:30