Public Health has worked with partner organisations and services to develop The Somerset Wellbeing Framework and those organisations will be working alongside schools to offer direct support, guidance and training. These organisations are:
SHARE is the universal offer to schools for supporting young people's emotional wellbeing and mental health. Over the next 3 years the Schools Health and Resilience Education Project (SHARE) will be working in Somerset's secondary and middle school settings alongside work in PRUs and special schools.
The Share Project offers:
Training and support to develop a 'whole school approach' to mental health and wellbeing including:
The project continues into its second year in the autumn term with 13 schools already identified for Cohort 2. For further details contact: Fiona Martin, Team Administrator (Somerset Partnership):
The toolkit offers a range of resources, information and links to help support children & young people's emotional health and wellbeing including:
Kooth is a free, safe, anonymous and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support on-line. it provides a much needed out of hours service for advice and support.
Single point of contact for advice, consultation and referrals for CAMHS
Based in Foundation House Taunton
Staffed by Clinicians and Admin
Mon – Fri 9 – 5
Call: 0300 124 5012
Commissioned by the Local Authority to provide CAMHS workers across the county to deliver:
Consultation, advice & signposting
Direct work with young people at a Tier 2 CAMHS level for short pieces of focused work.
Training and attendance at TAS
Commissioned to work directly with 11-18
Resources and training to support delivery of Emotional Health and Wellbeing Education:
To find out more about our new PSHE CPD 2019 programme contact: Jameelah Ingram
The team provides support and resources across all levels of need:
Individual complex casework
Supervision for staff
Resources - including, Sensory Needs Handbook, Harmful Sexual Behaviour Guidance, Critical Incidents, Transgender Guidance
For further information contact: Sam Hutton (East)
The School Nurse Team are Public Health specialist that can support schools around a range of areas such as healthy eating, relationships, sexual health and wellbeing.
Lead School Nurses:
Sedgemoor – Wendie Noble
South Somerset -
Mendip – Victoria Carnegie -
Taunton Deane – Lucy Pitts -
West Somerset – Tracey Molineux
A new portal of advice, guidance and links for parents, carers and practitioners about health, behaviour, emotional wellbeing and the many topics and issues that parents need help with.