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Schools Supported by Mental Health Support Teams

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The East Sussex Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) provide short-term support for children and young people affected by mild to moderate mental health needs. Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) deliver the evidence-based interventions. They are East Sussex County Council teams with close links to the NHS.

The main referral pathway into the service is via the school Link Person. MHSTs will also accept direct referrals from certain services and professionals. This includes the East Sussex School Health Service and i-Rock.

This page lists schools in East Sussex that Mental Health Support Teams' support.

To find out more, we recommend contacting the school in the first instance.

Bexhill and Rother Cluster

Hastings Cluster

Havens Cluster

South Downs Cluster

Special Schools

Please note: children and young people need an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to access special schools.

Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms

We explain some of the terms used on this website on our page, Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms.

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