The Emotionally Healthy Children and Young People offer is commissioned by Cheshire East Local Authority and is supported by a number of agencies, including CWP, local schools, Eastern Cheshire CCG, NHS South Cheshire CCG and the charities Visyon and Just Drop In. 

The project focuses on improving resilience across schools and aims to develop teaching staff to ensure they meet the mental health and wellbeing needs of their students.

Our offer is described in the tabs below


If you have any concerns for a student’s mental health or emotional wellbeing, you can request a consultation with one of our Mental Health Practitioners

  • Microsoft Teams consultations will be offered on a one to one basis, group or multi agency as required.
  • Consultations will operate Monday to Friday  9am – 4pm on a pre-booked basis
  • Bookings will be made and confirmed using the team email address  
  • The neccessary documentation is accessed below and will need to be completed prior to consultation and forwarded securely to the team email address ( at least 24 hrs prior to the consultation. There is also a leaflet explaining the consultation to parents.
  • Schools will be responsible for obtaining parental consent to discuss the child or young person at consultation – if it is not possible to get a consent form signed by a parent or carer, the school will need to obtain verbal consent and record a date, time and method eg. Phone, email

If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Who should attend: Who should attend: This will preferably be a member of staff that knows the child or young person best, have completed an SDQ and collated background information for the child or young person that they wish to discuss. Children aged 11 and over can complete the self-rated questionnaire, if appropriate and if possible we ask that you complete the Double-sided version with impact supplement, this helps understand the impact the difficulties are having on the child/young person. Link to download SDQ click here

Relevant documents


*Please be aware the Emotionally Healthy Children and Young People service does not cover Vale Royal/Winsford

  • Follow this link for our resources section on MyMind


Useful Resources - No More Suicides (

"This document has been developed as a reference guide for all agencies and practitioners who meet children, young people, and their families. It is intended as a guide to supporting children/ young people who have thoughts of, are about to or have self-harmed."


The resource can be found at the bottom of the page under the heading:


Publications, reports, guidance and support - Children and Young People


This is the Full Mental Health First Aid: Youth - 2 Day course.

For information on upcoming courses and how to book please visit the below link for our Partners Just Drop In who deliver the course. 

Course Description:

This is the Full Mental Health First Aid: Youth - 2 Day course.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse. Our courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.

Let's create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life, in the same way as physical health. A future where every young person has access to support if they need it.

Next Step Cards Training


Next Step is designed to support anyone who cares for children and young people. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, mental health professional or commissioner of health and social care services, Next Step is a tool that helps young people to communicate on their own terms, in their own environment. 


Created by young people and mental health experts, the colourful toolkit provides the perfect platform to enable safe and structured conversations with young people who may be struggling with their emotional health and wellbeing.


The Cards are used as a resource to help open up a conversation and use the Goal Based Outcome approach.  The licences include:

  • Half-day face-to-face training (based on the latest blended learning techniques) 
  • Pack of cards, Manual, online software training guide
  • Access to online software (including monthly data reports)

Next Step is a set of 52 unique cards, with each card representing a particular mood, thought, action or goal.  In a one-to-one scenario, Next Step will take you and a young person on a journey, encouraging them to discuss their thoughts and feelings, and empowering them to set their own goals.

The Next Step application allows you to record and measure how a child or young person is progressing with an emotional issue.

Setting goals is clinically proven to increase self-confidence and help achieve better out-comes. Next Step supports young people to feel in control of their mental health and emotional wellbeing.  The package:

  • Is designed to support the use of ‘Goal Based Outcomes’ - a nationally mandated outcome measure used in NHS Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services
  • Demonstrates reliable change in young people’s progress towards their goals
  • Provides a way of tracking progress between each session and identifies a definitive end point to intervention
  • Encourages young people to lead the conversation and identify gradual steps to improve emotional wellbeing
  • Uses a solution-focused process to help young people achieve their goals

The cost of the training and access to the online application is partially funded if you are based on the CWP footprint and is £50 per person.  If you are based outside the CWP footprint, the cost is £100 per person.



If you wish to book, please follow this link Next Step training dates

For further information on the Next Step Goal Based Outcome Resource, please visit the Next Step Website