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Compass Birmingham

Compass East Birmingham Mental Health Support Team (MHST) works with children, young people, and families in education settings in the city.

We provide free, confidential support, help and advice for pupils, students and schools for issues related to mental health and emotional wellbeing.

So, for example, if you you’re feeling sad, scared or worried. Or if you’re getting angry or frustrated, we can help get you the right help!

Compass East Birmingham MHST works directly across primary and secondary schools in the East Birmingham rea providing group and one to one support for young people.

How the service can help you

We help you build your skills to cope with:

  • Low mood: sadness, low motivation
  • Mild to moderate anxiety: worries, irrational fears and concerns
  • Common challenging behaviours: angry outbursts, pushing boundaries, frustration and distress
  • Family and peer relationship difficulties
  • Difficulty adjusting to change and transition
  • Difficulty managing emotions

We provide low intensity one-to-one or group support (usually 6-8 sessions based on what you need) for children and young people aged 5-19 with mild-to-moderate emotional and mental health needs who attend one of our partner schools or who may be

  • A Young Carer
  • Educated At Home
  • Excluded from school or at risk of exclusion

The service is made up of Education Mental Health Practitioners and Supervising Practitioners, Trainees and Assistant Practitioners from a range of health and education backgrounds working alongside a specialist Family Practitioner and Bereavement Counsellor.

How you can access the service

You can speak to one of the friendly team by emailing

We will ask you a few questions to get started, then one of our team members will call you back to make sure we’re the right people to help.

We accept written Requests for Support from young people, parents, carers and professionals through CAMHS and through 64 schools and colleges.

Opening times

Most of the work we do with young people is done during school and office times but if these times don’t suit you, just let us know and we’ll see if we can arrange something at a time that’s more convenient to you.