Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS)
Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) was a national project supported by the former government Department for Children, Schools and Families and the National CAMHS Support Service. Established in 2008 TaMHS began in 25 pathfinder local areas of England. The aim was to transform the way that mental health support was delivered to children aged 5 to 13, to improve their mental well-being and tackle problems more quickly.
Two key elements of TaMHS were the integration of all agencies involved in the delivery of child and adolescent mental health services to deliver flexible, responsive and effective early intervention; and evidence-informed practice planned to meet local needs and grounded in an increasing knowledge of what worked. The programme expanded in 2009 and by 2010 there were 150 local areas involved.
The experience and learning from some of the local Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) projects is brought together here.
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