Nottinghamshire CAMHS Mental Health Support Team

The CAMHS Mental Health Support Team is a new collaborative service across health and education, available in project schools across Nottinghamshire.

We are an early intervention mental health and wellbeing service in schools aimed at providing support for children, young people and families around low-level emotional wellbeing needs, such as anxiety, low mood, managing emotions, and sleep. We link in directly with Nottinghamshire CAMHS teams and provide in school sessions to promote positive mental health. Our work is delivered on a 1:1 and group/workshop basis.

We also provide additional well-being training for teachers to promote and maintain their own mental health as they promote a wider whole school approach to mental health.

The schools included in this project have a member of staff who is a designated Mental Health Lead,  who will act as the link between the service and school and they can refer directly into our service. For a list of schools, currently signed up to the project please  follow this link.

We will also take self referrals from young people and their families directly into the CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) on 0115 854 2299. We will ask your permission before informing school of your participation in the project.

Referrals should please be sent to (please note this email address is case sensitive and once received you will be sent an automatic reply to acknowledge receipt)

For enquiries please contact or call the office on 0115 876 0167.

Schools list

MHST Bassetlaw

  • Outwood Academy Portland
  • Outwood Academy Valley
  • Retford Oaks Academy
  • Serlby Park Academy
  • St Giles School
  • The Elizabethan Academy
  • Tuxford Academy


MHST Broxtowe

  • Albany Infant and Nursery
  • Albany Juniors
  • Alderman Pounder Infant and Nursery
  • Bramcote Church of England Primary
  • Bramcote College
  • Bramcote Hills Primary
  • Beeston Fields Primary and Nursery
  • Chilwell School
  • Greasley Beauvale Primary
  • Hall Park Academy
  • John Clifford Primary
  • Lawrence View Primary and Nursery
  • Priory Catholic Voluntary Academy
  • Round Hill Primary
  • St John's Church of England Primary
  • Springbank Primary and Nursery
  • Sunnyside Spencer Academy Primary and Nursery
  • The Alderman White
  • The Florence Nightingale Academy
  • The Lanes Primary (2 sites)
  • Trowell Church of England Primary
  • Wadsworth Field Primary


MHST Gedling

  • Burton Joyce Primary School
  • Carlton Junior Academy
  • Carlton Le Willows
  • Christ the King
  • Derrymount School
  • Good Shepherd School
  • Haddon Primary School
  • Holy Cross Primary R/C
  • Netherfield Primary School
  • Parkdale Primary
  • Porchester Junior School
  • Sacred Heart Primary R/C
  • St John Baptist Primary School
  • Standhill Infants School
  • The Carlton Academy
  • Westdale Infants School
  • Westdale Junior School
  • Willow Farm


MHST Mansfield and Ashfield

  • Ashfield School
  • Birklands Primary School
  • Church Vale Primary
  • Eastland (The Welbeck Federation of Schools)
  • Greenwood Primary School
  • Hetts Lane
  • High Oakham
  • Huthwaite All Saints Infant School
  • King Edward primary
  • Kirkby Woodhouse School
  • Mansfield Primary Academy
  • Mapplewells Primary
  • Meden School
  • Netherfield infant and Nursery school (The Welbeck Federation of Schools)
  • Orchard Primary
  • Sherwood Junior School
  • St Peters C of E Primary
  • The West park Academy
  • Woodland View Primary


MHST Newark and Sherwood

  • Barnby Road Academy Primary and Nursery
  • Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy
  • Bishop Alexander LEAD Academy
  • Christ Church Church of England Infant and Nursery School
  • Chuter Ede Primary (2 sites)
  • Coddington Church of England Primary and Nursery
  • Forest View Academy
  • John Hunt Primary and Nursery
  • Kneesall Church of England Primary
  • Lovers Lane Primary and Nursery
  • Magnus Church of England Academy
  • Maun Infant and Nursery
  • Mount Church of England Primary and Nursery
  • St Mary's Church of England Primary
  • St Peters Cross Keys Church of England Academy
  • The Dukeries Academy
  • The Kings Church of England Primary Academy
  • The Newark Academy
  • The Parkgate Academy
  • The Sir Donald Bailey Academy
  • The Suthers School
  • Walesby Church of England Primary
  • Winthorpe Primary


MHST Rushcliffe

  • All Saints Elston
  • Archbishop Cranmer
  • Ash Lea Special School
  • Carnarvon Primary School
  • Cotgrave Candleby Lane School
  • Cotgrave C of E Primary School
  • Cropwell Bishop
  • East Bridgford St Peters C of E
  • Flintham Primary School
  • Greythorn Primary School
  • Gunthorpe C of E Primary School
  • Jesse Gray Primary School
  • Heymann Primary and Nursery School
  • Langar C of E
  • Orston Primary School
  • Radcliffe-on-Trent Infant and Nursery school
  • Radcliffe-on-Trent Junior school
  • Robert Miles Infants School
  • Robert Miles Junior School
  • South Nottinghamshire Academy
  • Toothill School
  • West Bridgford School
  • West Bridgford Infant School


Contact details:

Telephone: 0115 876 0167
Postal: MHST, Underwood House, Highbury Hospital, Nottingham, NG6 9DR


Mentally Healthy Schools Award

Bronze award evidence may include:

  • Awareness of MHST’s and Mental Health support within schools through Bulletins, Assemblies and Posters.
  • A specific person with mental health training should be available for young people to talk to.
  • Social space and activities such as clubs or after school activities.
  • Mental health days at least once a year.
  • Undertake an audit that identifies themes and subsequent action that will help pupils to achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing.
  • Teachers to be aware of MHST’s and sign post them to students when required.
  • Named Mental Health lead for the School
  • Attendance at consultation/Link meetings with MHST Staff
  • Young people should understand what can and cannot be kept confidential by the school.


Silver Award evidence may include:

  • MHST colleagues to go into classrooms to introduce themselves and their role within schools.
  • Emotional/Mental Health policies and procedures
  • Evidence of young people and parent participation in promoting emotional health and wellbeing in the school environment
  • Therapeutic space for MHST Interventions.
  • More use of the facilities that they already have e.g., having lessons outside in good weather, using and fields or sport areas during breaks and lunches.
  • Support for young people that are struggling academically.
  • Check in’s with students.
  • The signs and symptoms of poor mental health should be explained to both students and teachers.


Gold award evidence may include:

  • Teachers should have mental health training to help spot the signs of mental distress and help signpost young people who need it.
  • Mental Health events involving parents and governors to promote support for positive mental health awareness amongst young people within the school
  • Practical daily activities to promote good mental health
  • Have  open dialogue between the school and the pupils. Allowing concerns and suggestions to be raised in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Clearly communicated measures to support staff wellbeing
  • Staff wellbeing policy

Please submit evidence to CAMHS MHST Admin -


View our section 'Mentally Healthy Schools Application Form' to complete a survey.

Mentally Healthy Schools Application Form

Check the mental health of your school by completing this survey which is designed to take no longer than 10 - 15 minutes.

Please send in your completed application form and collated evidence back to the MHST admin team, this will then be reviewed by the panel:

Alternatively collate this evidence and pass on to your link worker to send to the panel for review.

Guidance can be found from our Mentally Healthy Schools Award proposal here.

Once the self-assessment checklist has been completed by the Senior Mental Health Lead, please provide evidence to support the level of achievement. Evidence can include reflective accounts, signed and dated witness statements from parents or professionals, visual evidence (screen shots / posters / data.

We would recommend, where possible and appropriate, to provide numerous pieces of evidence to support the self-assessment.


View our section 'Mentally Healthy Schools Award' for examples of evidence for the bronze, silver and gold award.

Support videos

Mental health support teams in schools

Moving schools - a guide for parents

Parent sessions videos



Exam assembly

Five ways to wellbeing

Young people



Sleeps workshop

Primary school children


Secondary school

Contact and find us

Telephone: 0115 876 0167


Underwood House
Highbury Hospital



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