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Mental Health in Schools Support Team (MHST)

Livewell Southwest has successfully secured funding to establish a Mental Health Support Team. This is a pilot scheme with identified schools in Plymouth taking part.

The team will be offering a range of support to schools in Plymouth for children who are experiencing low to moderate feelings of anxiety, phobia, low mood between the ages of 5 years and 17 years old.   The MHST team aim to support schools in embedding a Whole School Approach to positive emotional health and wellbeing.

The service aims to be an early intervention step for children in Plymouth.   If you are considering referring a child or young person, please read our referral threshold as a first step.



Our team has a ‘padlet’ offering information on all of the interventions, groups and workshops we run. You can also refer young people for intervention with our team here, as well as finding a range of useful websites, articles and signposting to other services that support the wellbeing of young people and their families. Click here to visit.

You can also use this QR code:



Click here to view the range of interventions on offer


Referral threshold

Click here to view the threshold for referrals

Through supporting each other and the people we work with, the team have made strides to improve mental health and wellbeing in Plymouth throughout the period of COVID and lockdown, and recently gathered feedback on their work from children and young people, parents, and schools – click here to read.

Requests for training and consultation can be made directly to the team.



Tel: 01752 435401
Email: [email protected]
Referrals: Click here to refer



We would be grateful if you would complete a survey based on your experience of this service. Click here or use this QR code:





The following schools are currently involved in the pilot.

Austin Farm Academy
Boringdon Primary
Eggbuckland Secondary
Ford Primary
Goosewell Primary
Hele’s Secondary
High Street Primary
High View Primary
Knowle Primary
Leigham Primary c
Lipson Co-operative Academy
Lipson Vale Primary
Manadon Vale Primary
Marlborough Primary
Morice Town Primary Academy
Mount Street Primary
Mount Wise Community Primary
Pennycross Primary

Plymouth High School for Girls
Plympton Academy
Plympton St Maurice Primary
Shakespeare Primary
Sherford Priamry
Sir John Hunt Community Sports College
St Budeaux Foundation Primary
St George’s Church of England Primary Academy
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary
St Peter’s Church of England Primary
Stoke Damerel Community College
The Cathedral School of St Mary
Tor Bridge High
UTC Plymouth
Whitleigh Community Primary
Woodfield Primary
Yealmpton Farm Primary