A new mental health and wellbeing service is launching in North Yorkshire run by the county council and NHS.
The North Yorkshire School Mental Health and Wellbeing service will support schools to develop a whole school approach to positive mental health.
It will deliver training to school staff and key partners, followed up by expert professional consultation, coaching and mentoring to education staff on the use of brief interventions and targeted group work.
The service will also work with individual children and young people who are experiencing low level anxiety/depression and/or are at risk of experiencing mental illness by providing evidenced based brief interventions on a one-to-one and group work basis.
This aims to build their resilience, learn new ways of coping and support referrals to specialist services where necessary.