MAST (Multi-Agency Support Team) is part of Plymouth Learning Partnership (PLP). This service provides effective training and interventions to support the mental and social needs of children, families and schools across Plymouth and beyond.
A wheel of supports
MAST’s service comprises a ‘wheel’ of supports encompassing three key elements: child and family support, school staff development and whole school system enhancement. These areas allow us to deliver an adaptable range of interventions to meet schools’ unique needs and priorities.
Diverse professionals, working together
The MAST team includes specialists from a variety of disciplines, including educational psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, therapists, systemic family therapists and family learning mentors. This breadth of expertise enables us to direct the right help to the people and areas needing it.
Creative and responsive
The collaborative approach of MAST allows us respond effectively to a variety of challenges. We work proactively with schools, SATs, MATs to promote best practice in mental and social wellbeing. But we also provide fast, targeted interventions where urgent needs arise, for example in a situation of crisis for a child.