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Central & West Lancs Compass Bloom

Central and West Lancashire Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) are teams of kind and friendly people who are here to support young children and young people’s  mental health.

We provide a free and confidential emotional health and wellbeing support  for young people with mild to moderate emotional health and wellbeing needs who attend one of these 58 education settings.

Sometimes, you may feel sad, scared or worried. Maybe you’re getting angry or frustrated. We can help get you the right help!

We come to schools and talk to children and young people in groups or maybe just one to one.

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 CBT either one-to-one or in a group setting  (usually 6-8 sessions based on what you need) for children and young people aged 5-18

The service is made up of Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners and Supervising Practitioners from a range of health and education backgrounds.

How you can access the service

You can speak to one of the friendly team by ringing us on 01772 280123

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 also accept written Requests for Support from young people, parents, carers and professionals. Just fill in the Request for Support form below and return it to compassbloom@compass-uk.org You can also use this email address to contact us for any other reason.

We aim to get you coping and feeling better about what’s going on in your life.

One of the team will then be in touch.

Opening times

Our office opening times are Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

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.

We are not open on weekends or bank holidays

If you require support out of these hours and feel you are in danger or at risk of harm, you can contact the CAMHS Crisis service on the following numbers:

West Lancashire – 01695 684262

Preston- 0772 777344

South Ribble and Chorley – 0772 644 644

Or in an emergency dial 999.

Meet the team

Chelsea

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Eve

Team Leader

Faaiza

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Gemma

Supervising Practitioner

Melanie

Supervising Practitioner

Jennifer

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

John

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Kirsty

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Lisa

Supervising Practitioner

Lizzie

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Lucy

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Mia

Team Leader

Romy

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Ruth

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Samantha

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Sarah

Supervising Practitioner

Sophie

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Sophie

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Stuart

Administrator

Sue

Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner