Who are we

Kirklees Keep in Mind is a mental health support team (MHST) designed to help meet the mental health needs of children and young people in primary and secondary education. We provide mental health support across a number of schools in Kirklees providing extra capacity for early intervention and support for mild to moderate mental health issues.

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We do this by:

  • Delivering support for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health concerns, either 1-1 or as part of a group.
  • Supporting school staff by giving advice and helping them get children and young people the right support in a timely manner. This might be support offered by our service or other specialised services where appropriate.
  • Offering support to parents via drop ins, coffee mornings and workshops.
  • Offering prevention and early intervention to schools by providing workshops and assemblies – for example coping with exams or transition to high school.
  • Providing selected schools a comprehensive staff training programme to help them support children’s mental health in school.

How to access our support

Young people – if you attend a Kirklees Keep in Mind School, you need to speak to a member of staff in school who will have a chat with you and discuss if our service is right for your needs. If you find this sort of conversation difficult to have with school, you may want to speak to your parent/carer and ask them to make contact with school.

Parents/carers – if your child attends a Kirklees Keep in Mind School and you require support for your child, please contact the school and they will discuss with you and see whether the service is suitable for your child’s needs.
You can also speak to school for details of any coffee mornings, parent events or drop in sessions arranged with the school. If you work with young people – If you work in a Kirklees Keep in Mind School and have concerns about a young person, please book a consultation. To find out if we work with your school please click here.

Our impact

How Kirklees Keep in Mind helped me

Parent

"Your telephone calls have always been in-depth and the information provided clear. You have always been very kind, compassionate and had time to answer any questions that I had for you. I’ve never once felt rushed. It is obvious that you genuinely care."

Meeting the team