Emotional Literacy Youth Worker

Organisation : NHS Lothian, East and Midlothian School Nursing Service
Grant Amount : £ 66,934

This proposal aims to employ an experienced youth worker, who will work within 3 high schools in Midlothian. The youth worker will focus on building resilience and self esteem for pupils who are experiencing low level mental health concerns with focused 1-1 brief interventions.  The school nursing team will provide mental health and well being sessions in P7 and S1. Additionally the project aims to:

• Develop a mental health pathway, in partnership with Children’s And Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), which would include referral criteria, assessment and a working tool kit for all agencies to use.

• Parental information sessions.

• Training for the Youth Worker, with Clinical supervision from CAMHS.

• Training and upskill staff from education, partner agencies and school nursing, to increase skills and competencies.