NHS and schools work together to support on mental health
A new service has launched in Barnsley to help children with mental health problems get help sooner.
Specialist mental health practitioners from our child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) will work alongside school therapy teams to help children with problems such as low level anxiety and depression.
Led by Springwell Academy, the service will see three dedicated mental health practitioners support nine secondary schools across Barnsley. These specialists will train teachers and school therapy staff on how to support children with mental health problems as well as working directly with children themselves. It will offer a comprehensive training programme for staff and young people as well as consultation for school staff.