Schools Mental Health Service

We work with schools to support children with mental health needs, such as depression and anxiety.

Our team works with schools to help them provide support for children and young people 0 to 25 years old who have mental health needs.

Examples of mental health problems include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, phobias, psychosis and suicidal feelings.

Our team:

  • provides training for schools and other professionals to support children and understand their mental health needs
  • helps schools be more proactive in meeting the mental health needs of children and young people
  • gives advice and support to parents, including consultations and workshops
  • provides group work with children and young people

If you're concerned about your child's emotional mental health and well-being, get in touch. 

Please note, this is not a crisis line. If you need immediate support, contact your GP, phone CAMHS on 03003 040 061 or go directly to A&E.

How to get support from us

To get support contact the Special Educational Needs Coordinator at your child's school, who will support you with a referral.

Talk to your child’s teacher or Special Educational Needs Coordinator if you think your child needs support from Schools Mental Health Service.


  • Portslade Hub, Mile Oak Road, Portslade, BN41 2PG

Contact information

Opening times

Phone lines are open:

  • 9am to 5pm (Monday to Thursday)
  • 9am to 4:30pm (Friday)

Leave your name and phone number and a primary mental health worker will call you back. We aim to return your call within 2 days, but if there's high demand this may be longer.