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(UK) Suffolk, Essex and Ipswich to get "mental health teams" in schools

Aug 9, 2019, Bury Free Press: Funding for three mental health teams to work in schools https://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/funding-for-three-mental-health-teams-to-work-in-schools-9079173/ Three mental health teams are set to be created which will go into schools and offer mental health support, thanks to a £2 million [$2.4 U.S.] cash boost. Suffolk and North East Essex is one of six ‘trailblazer’ regions to be given the cash, which will be used to establish three teams that will work with youngsters in schools. They will also develop mental health plans for schools and provide advice and liaison between schools and other external services. According to project chiefs, the mental health support teams (MHSTs) will carry out interventions in schools for those with mild and moderate mental health needs, alongside established services such as counselling, school nurses and psychologists. Dr Ed Garratt, chief officer for West Suffolk, North East Essex and Ipswich and East Suffolk clinical commissioning groups, said: “This funding is excellent news and really will help us to ensure young people across the area have access to help and support if they are in need.”…