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Glossopdale School and Sixth Form launch new mental health scheme

Glossopdale School and Sixth Form have a new community mental health team that will serve the local community as well as students and their parents. 

It's a dedicated team of 7 professionals who are in place to provide support to children and families in the Glossopdale area with their mental health. 

 Sue Gilbert, assistant Head Teacher at the school said: “Having this provision makes us a Centre of Excellence for Mental Health and we're very proud of this new status and grateful for the resources going into the project.”

 Anyone with school age (from 5 - 18 yrs) children can access the service through a referral from their school. Young adults up to 25 years (who are Looked after or have an EHCP) can also apply themselves.

 The service is intended to provide much-needed early intervention Mental Health support for things such as: low mood, anxiety, exam stress, parenting and will work will children and families either one to one, or in groups or targeted workshops beginning in April 2024.

 Smita Sandhu who is part of the team commented: “We are excited to be based in the Glossopdale school and covering Glossopdale and other Commissioned schools in the area. We are looking forward to getting to know the community and working with the CYP & families within the area.”

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