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Children’s Mental Health Week

Monday 5th February to Friday 9th February

This year’s theme is for Children’s Mental Health Week is My Voice Matters. Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. As adults, we should empower children and young people, and provide them with time, space, and opportunities to express themselves. We must also ensure they have opportunities to influence aspects of their worlds that directly – or indirectly – affect their wellbeing.

Further information can be found on the following website.


Bryn Offa will be taking part in a range of activities over the course of the week to raise awareness of the importance of children and young people’s mental health. One of these will be an Express Yourself Dress Up Day on Friday 9th February. We would like the pupils to celebrate what makes them unique on this day by wearing their favourite colour, accessory or costume or something connected to their favourite hobby, such as skateboarding or dancing. It could just be coming to school as themselves!

Introducing the Mental Health Support Team

The MHST Team are part of the Bee U Service. For Shropshire schools it consists of 4 Trainee Education Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners and 2 qualified practitioners that are senior members of the team.  

The MHST Role

Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) are part of the government’s Mental Health Support Team’s (MHST) plans for schools to provide early intervention mental health support. Currently in the Trailblazer stage, our school is part of the trailblazer wave of this national project and so is part of learning how this will work in practice.   

The MHS team will be working closely with our school.

Service Offer

  • Brief, focused, evidence based interventions in the form of low-intensity support and self-help to children and young people with mild to moderate difficulties.
  • For children and young people aged 5-18 years old.
  • Typically offered over 6 sessions.
  • The EMHP are school based and will work in partnership and in collaboration with schools, helping to develop whole school approaches.

Please see the leaflet below for more information

Here is the MHST’s Spring newsletter

Websites and Charities to support Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

Below is a selection of website links that can provide useful advice, support and tips for helping support your children’s mental health and wellbeing. The amount of support available can sometimes feel overwhelming, so we have selected 5 links that we feel offer free, evidence based support.

NHS and Every Mind Matters




Young Minds


CAMHS Resources