Information for parents of primary school children
Who we are
Hounslow MHST offer early intervention, mental health support as part of Hounslow CAMHS. We provide evidence-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) informed interventions to families whose children attend Hounslow schools. CBT is based on the idea that how we think affects how we feel and how we behave. Hounslow’s MHSTs consist of Educational Wellbeing Practitioners (EWPs) and Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) and CBT Practitioners who are based in schools and will work as part of an outreach service for schools across the borough.
How we can help
We deliver up to eight 1:1 sessions of guided self-help (GSH) with the parents or carers of primary school children. The child will only be present in a few sessions. GSH is an evidence-based intervention that aims to identify and understand the child’s difficulty, and work collaboratively with the parents to support them in implementing coping strategies with their child. These sessions will usually take place weekly for up to an hour.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, our practitioners are working remotely with all parents. This means that the sessions will take place either over the telephone or by video call.
Who can we help?
The service is aimed to help children who are presenting with mild/moderate:
Lisa is a girl in Year 3. Her mum has reported that she takes a long time to get ready in the morning and eats breakfast so slowly, which has resulted in Lisa being late to school. Lisa’s mum has tried getting her up earlier but she still ends up being late for school. Lisa does not listen to her mother when she is given instructions and there are no consequences to her actions. We would deliver the challenging behaviour parenting intervention.
Schools refer pupils directly for support. You can contact your school’s link worker if you feel your child might benefit from support from our services.
The link worker at your school is Carlie Pennington.
What parents have said about us…
“I would highly recommend this service to all parents/families that need help/ assistance with any behavioural issues. We now have a more relaxed and calm approach to any problems that might occur.”
“I like the fact that I wasn’t made to feel like I wasn’t trying when methods suggested didn’t work”