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Mental Health Services and Schools Link Programme Free National Event

Date: Thursday 29 November 2018

Time: 9am – midday

Venue: The British Medical Association, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP


We’re delighted to invite you to this exclusive event to celebrate learning and share best practice from the Mental Health Services and Schools Link programme. This ground-breaking initiative brings together schools/colleges and mental health services to provide timely mental health support to children and young people.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families successfully piloted the programme in 2015/16 across 27 CCGs and since September 2017 they have been working with a further 23 areas across the country. Participating areas have received two full-day workshops delivered to schools/colleges and mental health professionals with the aim of improving joint working and contributing to longer term planning around CYPMH provision.

At the event you will have the opportunity to hear more about the programme from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Department for Education and areas in London and the South East that have taken part. You will also have the chance to hear first-hand from CCG and NHS staff about the benefits of participating in the workshops and the impact this has had on ensuring timely and appropriate mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people their area.

The government response to the green paper ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision’, mentions plans to roll-out this programme nationally and this is your opportunity to be amongst the first to hear about its success and how your setting could benefit from taking part.

Find out more and book your free place.

We hope to see you there!


Deborah Jones
Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Anti-bullying Team
Early Years and Schools Group, Department for Education


Dr Steve Jones
National Service Advisor
Children & Young People’s
Mental Health Clinical Strategy and Policy
Mental Health Team | Operations & Information | NHS England


08 Nov 2018

Colm Doyle
Lambeth Schools Partnership
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