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Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

At Manor Leas Junior Academy, we want to ensure our pupils have healthy bodies and minds. We offer many services within school and access many external agencies' support. 


As part of the Local Offer, Lincolnshire County Council has an Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Pathway website, in which parents and carers can self refer to some of their services. This may be necessary if certain behaviours or concerns have not been seen within the school setting. The website states:


'We want to make sure that young people have access to information and advice in one place, and are aware of local services, that can help support them when experiencing emotional wellbeing, mental health or behavioural concerns. The information provided within this pathway is also designed to help families of children and young people experiencing emotional wellbeing, mental health or behaviour concerns and the professionals working with them. 


The pathway aims to provide children and young people, and their families, with better access to the right support at the right time.'


We will always support parents and families in the best interests of the child.


The Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Pathway website can be found here. Please do speak to a member of the MLJA team if you have any questions.

Below is the link for a new website to support parents/children with emotional wellbeing. It has some useful videos and advice that can be used to support the whole family.

Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health, Behaviour and Neurodevelopment Services for Children and Young People (CYP)

A wide range of services are available in Lincolnshire to support children and young people, their families and the professionals working with them to:

  • Promote emotional wellbeing and prevent concerns from escalating
  • Offer advice and early support when they find themselves struggling to cope or when behaviour starts to affect their learning
  • Deliver interventions if concerns develop into more severe mental health issues/challenging behaviour.

The services below are generally ordered from more universal preventative and early support
services (green) through to more targeted/bespoke support (amber) and specialist/medical or crisis services (red).

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Online Pathway

An online pathway for emotional wellbeing, mental health and behavioural concerns was developed in 2017 to provide the first step for children and young people, families and professionals to access online information and self-care advice all in one place, including what support is available and how to access help. It was designed for young people, following engagement with young people, parents/carers and professionals.

Children’s Health Service 0-19 (Lincolnshire County Council)

The service supports the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme across Lincolnshire for children, young people and their families aged up to 19 years (up to 25 with SEND). Health Visitors provide support from before birth through the early years up to end of reception year:

  • Antenatal education and support in preparation for parenthood, improving maternal mental health and recognising mental ill-health, leading parents to adopt a range of healthy behaviours that affect pregnancy, birth and early parenthood (as well as their own health)
    and give them the opportunity to develop supportive peer networks
  • Assessment and screening of maternal mental health and offering advice, support and signposting if there are any concerns
  • Providing breastfeeding support and advice to maximise the physical and emotional health benefits, including early bonding and attachment
  • Assessing progress at age 2-2½ against key developmental markers and early identification of concerns, including social and emotional, speech, language and communication development which can all have significant impacts on mental health.

Tel. 01522 843000 (self-referrals accepted)


Online Counselling Service - Kooth

Kooth offers a safe and confidential online counselling and support service, which is available free to young people across the Lincolnshire area aged 11-18 years old (up to age 25 if SEND or leaving care). It is available 12pm-10pm Mon-Fri and 6pm-10pm Sat-Sun. Other non-counselling support is available 24/7. The service incorporates counselling, message boards, forums and advice on a range of topics including managing exam stress, healthy relationships, anxiety and bullying.


Here4You and Healthy Minds Lincolnshire – Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust

Here4You advice line is available for children and young people, parents/carers and professionals from 9.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri but can also be contacted 24/7 for out of hours crisis advice/assessment. Healthy Minds Lincolnshire provides emotional wellbeing support to children and young people up to age 19 (age 25 if SEND or leaving care), when they feel that life is getting out of control and they need some help to cope. It is available 9.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri. The service focuses on early intervention, promoting resilience and the prevention of emotional wellbeing concerns escalating to mental health issues.

Tel. 0800 234 6342 (self-referrals accepted)
Email lincolnshire


Mental Health Support Teams – Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) are being introduced across Lincolnshire as part of a national roll-out. These teams provide additional support for low to moderate emotional and mental health concerns to children and young people and their families and carers through schools and colleges. There are currently four MHSTs operational in Lincolnshire: two in Lincoln and Gainsborough (and surrounding area) and two in Boston and Skegness (and surrounding area). A further MHST is planned to be operational in Spalding from September 2023, followed by two more in Grantham and Sleaford (and surrounding area) from January 2024.

Tel. 0800 234 6342 (self-referrals accepted)
Email support-teams


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation

CAMHS supports Lincolnshire children and young people up to age 18 (age 25 if leaving care) who are experiencing moderate, acute and severe, complex and/or enduring mental health problems or disorders:

  • Mental health nurses, psychiatrists and psychologists provide direct interventions for moderate to severe concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma and self-harm, as well as training and support for professionals, including a Professional Advice
    Line (PAL) and consultation
  • A specialist Eating Disorder Service (EDS) within CAMHS offers direct interventions for children and young people with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, binge eating and atypical eating disorders
  • Peer Supporter Workers are young people employed by CAMHS, who have first-hand experience of CAMHS, to act as peer mentors for users and encourage them to access and engage in support
  • A range of professionals, including Forensic Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapists, work as part of a CYP Complex Needs team to support young people in the justice system, children in care and other children and young people with a range of complex needs. Core services and advice are available 9am-4.45pm Mon-Fri.

Tel. 0800 234 6342 (self-referrals accepted)


CAMHS Crisis and Enhanced Treatment Team (CCETT) – Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust

CAMHS CCETT is available for children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis that urgently require specialist/intensive input. Crisis support, including assessment and brief intervention, is available 24/7.

Tel. 0303 123 4000 (professional referral only – if a young person requires medical treatment or is at imminent risk of harm they should go straight to A&E)


Lincolnshire Behaviour Outreach Support Service (BOSS) – Family Action Trust

BOSS offers support to schools as part of the Lincolnshire Ladder of Behavioural Intervention. It provides a holistic, integrated range of interventions to help schools improve their ability to support pupils displaying behaviour that challenges, and also offers intensive intervention for pupils at the
point of permanent exclusion, with time-limited referrals to bespoke pre-exclusion placements in specialist provision or alternative pathways.

Tel.01522 684769 (referral via schools)


Working Together Team (WTT) – Gosberton House Academy

The WTT offers professional support to Lincolnshire schools and academies for students with a range of social communication/Autism needs and/or learning difficulties, providing practical assistance and training.

Tel. 01775 840250 (referral via schools)


Children's Therapy Services – Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust

Lincolnshire’s Community Health Services Trust offers occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy for children and young people up to age 19 countywide in a variety of locations.

Tel. 01522 512512 (Lincoln County Hospital)


Community Paediatric Service – United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust

The countywide Community Paediatric Service sees children up to their 16th birthday for problems including Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delay and Cerebral Palsy. Referrals for most concerns should be made by the child or young person’s school using the referral forms available on the Family Services Directory website.

Tel. 01522 512512 (Lincoln County Hospital)


Other Resources

YoungMinds – the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They offer information, expert knowledge, online resources, outreach etc.

Tel. 0808 802 5544 (parent helpline)
Tel. 020 7089 5050 (general enquiries)
Urgent Support – Text YM to 85258



CASY Counselling –
Lincs SHINE –
MindEd –
We Are With You –
Stay Safe Partnership –
Early Help –
Anna Freud – National Centre for Children and Families -

Anxiety UK -
Parenting Smart -