The Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) role is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based interventions for children and young people, working across educational settings in England. EMHP Trainees are employed in Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs), and will work to support children and young people with their emotional wellbeing and offer low intensity mental health interventions with individual young people, parents/carers and groups.
These new roles support the Government's priority of increasing access to and availability of mental health and emotional wellbeing support for children and young people. During the first (training) year, Trainee EMHPs will attend the UEA in addition to working in services and educational settings linked to that service. In addition to learning the theory and practice for delivering evidence-based low intensity assessments and treatments for children and young people, taught modules will cover how to work in, understand the processes of, and engage with education settings.
This is a full-time training programme which requires the successful completion of each of the 6 modules outlined below, as well as a portfolio evidencing clinical practice competencies.
Module 1: Children and Young People's Mental Health Settings: Context and Values
Module 2: Assessment & Engagement
Module 3: Evidence-based Interventions for Common Mental Health Problems with Children and Young People (Theory and Skills)
Module 4: Working, Assessing and Engaging in Educational Settings
Module 5: Common Problems and Processes in Educational Settings
Module 6: Interventions for Emerging Mental Health Difficulties in Educational Settings