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Worple Primary School

Worple Primary School
Hounslow Mental Health Support Team - Worple Primary School - Queens Terrace, Isleworth TW7 7DB
Hounslow Mental Health Support Team (MHST)

 

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:

  • Anxiety (e.g. fears, worries, panic, reassurance-seeking, withdrawing and avoiding things)
  • Challenging behaviour (e.g. difficulties with siblings/relationships, difficulties following routine, emotional outbursts)

Examples

  1. Ash is in Year 5 (male) and was referred for anxiety. Ash reports having tummy aches before school starts and thinks his classmates do not like him. His teacher reported he is quiet and does not put his hand up in class. Ash is struggling to pay attention to the teacher as he reports his mind is full of worries. We would deliver the Cathy Creswell child anxiety parenting intervention.
  2. 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.

Getting help

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”

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