School Mental Health and Wellbeing Service - North Yorkshire is GROWING!

We'd like to share some news with you that's got us very excited here at Compass....

We are proud to announce that Compass has been entrusted to deliver a vital and innovative new service which will be of benefit to all children and young people and their families in North Yorkshire.

There's been a lot written in the media recently about the emerging mental health and wellbeing needs of children and young people. In 2015 a government document called 'Future in Mind' was published which described a commitment to transform services that work with children and young people by 2020, and we are delighted to be at the forefront of these plans which are being implemented in North Yorkshire from April 2017.

The North Yorkshire School Mental Health and Wellbeing project will support schools to develop a whole school approach to positive mental health by delivering tiered training to school staff and key partners, followed up by expert professional consultation, coaching and mentoring to education staff on the use of brief interventions and targeted group work. The service will also work with individual children and young people who are experiencing low level anxiety/depression and/or are at risk of experiencing mental illness by providing evidenced based brief interventions on a one-to-one and group work basis to build their resilience, learn new ways of coping and support referrals to specialist services where necessary.

We will be employing a new team of experienced, passionate and highly skilled wellbeing workers to deliver this service in close collaboration with key partners from the Prevention Service, Healthy Child Team, specialist CAMHS and of course, our very own team of Young People's Nurses from the Compass REACH service.

We look forward to bringing you further updates on this service, in the meantime should you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact the Service Manager, Lisa Gale, by emailing her at