What is WAMHS?
The Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAMHS) project is an initiative led by the CAMHS Alliance with the support of the Children and Young People’s Integrated Commissioning work stream in City & Hackney.
This innovative service aims to improve mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people in schools, colleges, specialist and alternative provision education settings in City & Hackney.
The WAMHS project started with a one year pilot phase in September 2018 and was initially piloted for 15 months in 50% of state maintained schools in City & Hackney (39 schools participated in the pilot phase).
The impact of the pilot phase was evaluated by Public Health City and Hackney, and the results of the evaluation were used to support extending the offer to remaining eligible schools in both boroughs.
In September 2019 the Universal WAMHS Offer was approved by the commissioning board and a further 30 schools became part of the WAMHS project. From April 2020 there are 69 schools out of the total 80 in City & Hackney who will be part of the WAMHS project