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Mental Health Support Teams in School
Central and North West London (CNWL)

Year R - 11 Free In-person School Offer


Project availability

from 5 October 2022 to 5 October 2023


The Mental Health Support Teams are an early intervention service who work in partnership with local schools to offer a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.

We work with primary and secondary schools and colleges, in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow, and Hillingdon, delivering evidence-based interventions to support young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

How do we help?

We offer individual and group work through effective, low-intensity, interventions for children, young people, and their families, who are experiencing:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood (secondary school age only)
  • Behavioural difficulties (primary school age only)

We work collaboratively with schools to support a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing, ensuring that the wellbeing of students and staff is a priority. We offer workshops on a variety of mental health and wellbeing topics, support with peer mentoring schemes, staff training, wellbeing audits, and lots more.

Secondary schools and colleges

In secondary schools and colleges, our Education Mental Health Practitioners work with young people one-to-one or in groups, using Guided Self-Help to support and empower them to manage mild to moderate difficulties with anxiety or low mood.

Primary schools

In primary schools, our Education Mental Health Practitioners work with parents one-to-one or in groups, guiding them through tools and techniques to support their child’s mild to moderate anxiety or behavioural difficulties.

How to Make a Referral

For families and young people: Young people and parents are referred to the service via their schools Designated Mental Health Lead. To find out more, contact the Designated Mental Health Lead at your/your child’s school.

For schools: If your school would like to find out more about the Mental Health Support Teams please contact:

SEND friendly

We have some training or experience of Special Educational Needs & Disabilities and are able to accommodate children with low-level needs, we do not offer 1:1. Contact us to discuss how we can support your child.


In Cooperation with:

A partnership between: Family Action (SENDIAS Service in Harrow), Central and North West London (CNWL), Fresh Arts C.I.C, Khulisa, Heads Up Partnership, Harrow Carers, Mind in Harrow, The Josh Hanson Charitable Trust, Sweet Science Foundation.



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