The Education Mental Health Practitioner and Mental Health Support Teams initiative was developed in response to the Government’s green paper which recognised the need for additional mental health provision within schools. This provision will include both low-intensity interventions as well as whole school approaches.

The University of Exeter has been involved in piloting the new EMHP programme and the training now covers regions across the South West. To find out more information about both the EMHP practitioner and EMHP supervisor courses please browse the links below.

  • The next intake for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset will be in September 2023. Adverts will go out during Summer 2023.
  • The next intake for East and North of the South West region will be in January 2024. Adverts will go out during Autumn 2023.

Education Mental Health Practitioner
Mental Health Practice in Education Settings

The EMHP role stems from the green paper, and its government response. These outline the aim to develop Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) to deliver mental health provision to local school clusters with the aim being for each participating school to provide a designated mental health lead.

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Education Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor
Clinical Supervision of Low Intensity Psychological Intervention in Education Settings

The aim of this programme is to develop advanced knowledge, understanding and competencies in the skills required to undertake clinical skills and case management supervision in line with EMHP training to support children and young people within schools, and to support critical reflection of supervisory skills.

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