Mental Health Support Team

North Tyneside Council has been working together with partner organisations to develop a model to support the emotional wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Strategy sets out our ambition for the next five years, during which time we will be working together to:

  • develop resilient children, young people, and families
  • ensure easy access for children, young people and families to get the right mental health support at an early stage from universal services
  • improve access to specialist mental health services for those children and young people who are at high risk of poor mental health
We know that children and young people may face additional barriers to their education including mental health concerns, and we want to ensure that all young people have support and that their families, schools and other professionals are able to provide the right support.
The Connect Mental Health Support Team works with 38 local schools to deliver low and moderate intensity interventions to support pupils with low mood, anxiety and poor self-esteem. By working with our communities, schools, parents and carers and young people the service aims to encourage early treatment and prevention to decrease the number of children and young people requiring long term mental health support. This is done by providing information, advice, guidance, and support.
The team supports schools to develop their whole school approach to emotional wellbeing and signposts to other relevant services to ensure the needs of children and young people are met in a timely way. The below padlets linked below for parents contain useful advice and information.