About Secondary Jigsaw

The Jigsaw Team is a multi-agency mental health team which works as a part of The Pendlebury Centre and CAMHS. The work is based in Stockport secondary mainstream schools, and at The Pendlebury Centre.

It is jointly funded by Stockport LA and CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Development strategy.

The team consists of: 1 teacher [0.8], 2 mental health practitioners [full time], 1 drama therapist [0.5] and an administrator [0.4]. The service works as a term time only provision.

We aim to work alongside mainstream secondary schools and detached education services to improve the educational and emotional opportunities for those students experiencing mental health difficulties and to offer support for their families and carers.

Who can access this service?

All secondary-aged students who are:

  • currently receiving education from a Stockport-LA mainstream schools and detached units, and
  • who are experiencing mental health difficulties, which have an impact on their emotional, social and educational abilities.

Aims:

  • To promote emotional wellbeing and where possible prevent difficulties from arising
  • To provide early mental health intervention for students
  • To provide consultation and advice to secondary school staff
  • To ensure multi-disciplinary working and networking with other services to create a more integrated approach
  • To provide new perspectives on students’ mental health problems, leading to care and treatment strategies being redesigned when and where appropriate.