BHISS - Schools Wellbeing Service

The BHISS Schools Wellbeing Service works to promote mental wellbeing in schools and reduce stigma around mental health.

The team helps set up systems and services in schools that will enable schools to be more proactive in meeting the mental health needs of their pupils. They also work to build staff confidence in understanding and supporting students’ mental health needs.

The service aims to make it easier for children, young people and families to access appropriate support when it’s needed. 

BHISS Schools Wellbeing Service works with schools and other education settings

BHISS Schools Wellbeing Service offers a range of support to schools, including:

  • Brief interventions to support children and young people’s mental health. This can be individual or with key adults
  • Group work with children and young people
  • Mental health consultations to professionals involved with children and young people
  • Training and reflective practice for professionals.

Read more about how BHISS Schools Wellbeing Service works with schools [PDF 113kb] 

BHISS Schools Wellbeing Service works with children and young people and their families

The service offers a range of support to children and young people and their families:

  • Therapeutic interventions to support children and young people’s mental health
  • Group work with children and young people
  • Workshops and groups for parent carers
  • Mental health consultations with parents concerned about their child or young person

BHISS Schools Wellbeing Service works collaboratively with other services at Primary level to support your child's mental and emotional wellbeing [PDF 287kb]

How to access BHISS Schools Wellbeing Service support

The service is free and can be accessed through your child’s school. See the school’s website for further information on how to access support, or speak with your school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). All schools have a SENCO.

Contact details

BHISS telephone number: 01273 293481

Email: BHISS@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Team Lead, Schools Wellbeing Service: Elizabeth Freeman

Assistant Principal Educational Psychologist: Tracey Williams