Education for all (Inclusion)

Referral Process

The MHST recognise importance of a coordinated approach to mental health support, especially within educational settings. Our referral process is designed to ensure that individuals receive the right level of support at the right time, with careful consideration of their unique needs and circumstances. Before initiating the referral process, it’s essential to reach out to […]

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Meet the team

Elizabeth Ross CBT Therapist/Art Therapist I understand that there is no one size fits all approach to therapy and aim to work together with young people to support understanding, change and growth. Sarah Bass Dramatherapist I aim to help people harness their creativity to aide healing, growth, and development. EMDR therapy also sits within my […]

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MHST Services and Training

Our Services Our service menu is carefully crafted to cater to the diverse needs of students, educators, and families. Our service ranges from 6 to 8 individual and group therapy sessions, workshops on managing difficult emotions or mental health needs. The MHST provides evidence-based interventions delivered by an eclectic team of mental health practitioners. Explore […]

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Penalty Notice Advice for Parents

London Borough of Sutton’s Penalty Notice Code of Conduct (October 2023) What is a Penalty Notice? Penalty notices are fines of £60/£120 imposed on parents. They are an alternative to the prosecution of parents for failing to ensure that their child of compulsory school age regularly attends the school where they are registered or at a […]

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Success Stories

Welcome to Sutton Virtual School’s Success Stories! We understand that for some of our young people, identifying a career to progress towards can be difficult – especially as there are so many choices! We will regularly update this page, with a range of resources to support you in your decisions, including aspirational careers videos and […]

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Mental Health Support Team (MHST)

The MHST (Mental Health Support Team) provides health support services within the school setting to a range of schools who are part of the cluster. The team is a collaboration between professionals from the Educational Psychology Service and Sutton CAMHS and sits within the wider Education Wellbeing Service. The MHST aims to enhance emotional well-being […]

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Networking opportunity for Post-16 Speech and Language Therapist

Grace Mullin, Speech and Language Therapist at Cognus Therapies, attended a networking event at Sutton and District Training College in the summer term 2023. The event provided opportunities to meet with various professionals across the borough of Sutton including representatives from social care, education, and the youth justice service. Grace was able to liaise with […]

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Cognus Therapies run interactive stall at Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) event for the second year running

Thursday 30th November 2023 saw London Borough of Sutton (LBS) host another highly successful Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) event for children and young people aged 14+ in the local area. Over 200 young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) visited the event which took place at the Sutton Life Centre across two sessions. […]

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