Greenwich Mental Health in Schools Team (GMHST) Greenwich

The focus of the Greenwich Mental Health in Schools Team (GMHST) service is the prevention of mental health difficulties and promotion of resilience and emotional well-being. 

GMHST provides specific early interventions for children and young people who present with mild-moderate, sub clinical mental health symptoms and to vulnerable young people who may be at risk of developing emotional and mental health difficulties in the future.

GMHST is available to all children and young people under the age of 18 years old who attend one of the Greenwich schools covered by GMHST.

Who can make a referral to GMHST? 

Providing you, your child, your patient or your pupil attends one of the Greenwich MHST schools almost anyone can make a referral. This includes teachers, TA’s, parents, children and young people or GPs etc. School staff can also link in with their MHST Lead Practitioner link to discuss/make referrals.

How do I make a referral to GMHST? 

Please speak with the pastoral lead in your school or the SENCO so that they can support you in making a referral. 

Where do I go for appointments? 

If you are offered an appointment with an Education and mental health/Senior practitioner (EMHP) in GMHST you will likely have a conversation about how you would like your sessions to be held. We offer virtual appointments using webcams; we can meet with you during the day in your school or we can arrange in some cases to have an appointment in the Highpoint House building which houses Greenwich CAMHS.

My school is not a GMHST school; does that mean I cannot get help in GMHST?

Unfortunately if your school is not one of the schools we work with, we would not be able to offer you an intervention.  We would advise you to speak with your school SENCO, inclusion officer, school nurse, head of year or safeguarding lead to find out what support your school provides for students who wish to speak to someone about their emotional wellbeing.  You can also discuss your worries with your GP who might be able to signpost you to the right service. 

Young people can also get confidential, counselling support online via Kooth.

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Greenwich CAMHS
Highpoint House
135 Shooters Hill

SE18 3SA

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0203 260 5211

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