Promoting Excellence In Psychological Health & Wellbeing

The EMHP and CWP subnetwork will sit within the CYP community of practice. The hope and initial thinking for this group is for it to become a shared learning and supportive space for qualified and trainee EMHPs and CWPs.

As EMHPs are one of the newest professions to be developed and are uniquely placed to work with/in education settings, it is anticipated there is a great deal of new learning and best practice that could be captured and shared through this subgroup. EMHPs are also a key element of the Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) which is the largest National Transformation project for Children and Young People’s mental health, so having a subnetwork could be a key vehicle in capturing how MHSTs are supporting to change the landscape of Children and Young People’s mental health provision across the region/nationally. It is recognised there are many similarities between the work of EMHPs and CWPs, but also the need for each profession to develop its own distinct voice/role. To support this, separate subnetworks will be set up within the CYP Community of practice but it is anticipated that there would be opportunities for shared learning between the sub network groups. The work of this group will be led and developed by EMHPs in the EoE.

CWPs form a key part of the workforce supporting Children and Young People’s mental health. With the CWP role continuing to be developed at a National Level, this subnetwork could form a key supportive role for those training and qualified professions as these roles continue to evolve. It is recognised there are many similarities between the work of CWPs and EMHPs but also the need for each profession to develop its own distinct voice/role. To support this, separate subnetworks will be set up within the CYP Community of practice but it is anticipated that there would be opportunities for shared learning between the sub network groups. The work of this group will be led and developed by CWPs in the EoE.