Supporting positive mental health in Surrey schools
The highly successful ‘TaMHS (targeted mental health in schools) approach’ addresses and promotes positive mental health in Surrey and enables schools to access free assistance in order to help meet the needs of local communities.
Maintained and academy schools in Surrey can access:
- Three hour training sessions for a whole staff group – focusing on core mental health awareness (can be delivered as 2 x 1½ hour sessions).
- One and a half hour whole staff session focusing on attachment (a basis for emotional and cognitive development which can shape the ability to form stable and supportive relationships throughout life).
- Quadrant based TaMHS Network meetings – (autumn and spring terms). The next round of meetings take place in November 2016 and focus on domestic abuse and the effects upon families, children and young people.
- Telephone support – through the advisory line.
- The CAMHS website.
- The CAMHS newsletter (accessed via the ‘newsletter’ tab).
Overarchingly the TaMHS Approach leads to the development of closer relationships between schools and their primary mental health worker.
For more information please see the attached flyer.
To acces core mental health and attachement training or the network meetings please contact Susan Skinner, TaMHS Administrative Support Officer, or Sarah Lyles, TaMHS Project Delivery Lead.