St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
8.00am - 4.00pm
Our school works closely with the other schools around us to provide additional opportunities for our children. To find out about who we work with, and what we do click here...
Here at St Thomas we believe in a healthy mind. This is not always easy for children because of their age as well as some of their life experiences. Sometimes it can just be something in the family history or the way that we are made. We want to help our children to have healthy and strong minds, so that they can grow safely and happily.
What is the 'Trailblazer' Project?
New mental health support in schools and colleges and faster access to NHS care
Its proposals were focused on providing additional support through schools and colleges and reducing waiting times for treatment. Following a 13-week public consultation, during which the Government received more than 2,700 responses, the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Education published its .
Supported by partners, NHS England and NHS Improvement is leading the delivery of two of the programme’s main commitments:
NHS England and NHS Improvement is also supporting the which will bring together education and mental health services under Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to forge joint working and ensure long-term collaboration.
The Link Programme is a £9.3m national initiative led by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and funded by the Department for Education, which will be rolled out over four years. Every school, college and alternative provision will be trained through a series of workshops to pool their understanding and resources and to draw up long term plans, coordinated by CCGs.
The first Mental Health Support Teams were launched in announced in December 2018. These include 12 areas that are also testing a four-week waiting time. These trailblazer MHSTs are building up their capacity and capability during 2019. , and these will start developing 123 Mental Health Support Teams during 2020.
NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams are leading local areas through this process. Further plans for the development of children and young people’s mental health care are described in the , and set out in detail for local areas in the .