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Hertfordshire Mental Health Support Team

The Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) have been commissioned to work in educational settings across Hertfordshire to support children/young people/parent and carers with their emotional wellbeing.   Abel Smith hosts the local MHST on site.


Abel Smith is supported by trained Mental Health Practitioners, working in collaboration with school staff. The aim to help all children and young people to succeed and achieve their full potential by providing a range of services, including:

  • Group Work
  • Workshops
  • One-to-one sessions
  • Drop-in sessions
  • Supporting ‘peer mentoring’ programmes
  • Signposting children with higher needs to access the right support
  • Offering training and consultation to school staff
  • Building on schools’ current wellbeing provision.


Interventions offered by the MHST are evidence based and tailored to the individual needs of our setting. One-to-one referrals are made to MHST by school. Please speak to Mrs Berry, our SENCO, if you and/or your child would like to access this support.