NHS - Mental Health Support
In 2017, the Government published its Green Paper for Transforming children and young people’s mental health, which detailed proposals for expanding access to mental health care for children and young people, building on the national NHS transformation programme which is already underway.
The proposals were focused on providing additional support through schools and colleges and reducing waiting times for treatment.
As a result, our Grosvenor Road school building now has a dedicated NHS Education Mental Health Practitioner who is an integral part of the school team. The MHP works closely with students, families and staff to improve emotional wellbeing and provide mental health support for the whole school.
At Grosvenor Road our dedicated NHS EMHP (Education Mental Health Practitioner) is Samia Benfares
HOW CAN I ACCESS THE NHS MHP SERVICE?
Students can access the service by emailing/speaking to their trusted adult or Head of House. Your request will then be passed on to the NHS MHP, who will email you to confirm your appointment.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY APPOINTMENT DETAILS?
The NHS MHP visits GR every Thursday from 9am-5pm during term time. The MHP checks their email inbox on this day and will email students with appointment details.
WHAT CAN I TALK TO the mhp ABOUT?
Students can speak to the NHS MHP about anything that is affecting their mental health and receive excellent 1-2-1 support.
HOW LONG DOES AN INTRODUCTORY MEETING LAST?
Introductory meetings can range from 30 minutes to 1 hour.