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Schools Supported by Mental Health Support Teams in East Sussex

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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. The evidence-based interventions are delivered by Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs). 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, including the East Sussex School Health Service and i-Rock.

Please note: MHSTs do not work with children who have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

This page lists schools in East Sussex that are supported by Mental Health Support Teams.

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 require an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to access special schools.

Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms

Some of the terms used on this website are explained on our page, Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms.

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