Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools is a free service that provides support and training to high school staff on issues relating to young people’s mental health. It is a joint initiative between Lancashire County Council Public Health team, Lancaster University and Lancashire Care NHS Trust and all input is provided free of charge to schools. The service is funded by the Lancashire County Council Public Health team.
To date we have worked with over 30 high schools in Lancashire. We provide training, advice and support to high schools with the aim of helping staff to identify and support young people in their schools who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. The service also provides training and support around early intervention and prevention of mental health difficulties, with the aim of increasing the resilience of young people.
Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools is led by Dr Richard Slinger, Clinical Psychologist, supported by a range of experienced clinical psychology colleagues based at Lancaster University.
Richard and colleagues have many years’ experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and have a high level of knowledge around child mental health, how this presents in schools, and knowledge and experience of employing a range of effective therapeutic techniques and approaches that schools could use to improve the mental health of pupils. The team are experienced at providing training to adult learners through their work within higher education.
Please get in touch with Richard Slinger by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in any of the services we offer.
We will then arrange for one of our team to come and visit you in school to talk about what we can deliver and to put a support package together.