Multi Agency Support Team for Schools (MASTS)

The MASTS Service works in partnership with teachers and other health care professionals to detect and treat problems children may have as they go through early years education. These problems may include, speech, language and communication problems, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and motor sensory difficulties.

This service works in partnership with parents to ensure each child referred to the service has the opportunity to make the best of their health and learning abilities.

There are four MASTS teams working across the Trust. Each team is made up of staff from various disciplines including, speech and language therapy, behavioural therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, clinical psychology and Specialist Language Teachers (North Eastern Education and Library Board area only).

Referral process

School Principals can make referrals to the MASTS Service. Children who can be referred for support must:

  • Attend a primary school using the MASTS service in the Northern Trust area.
  • Be in P1 to P4 at the time of referral.
  • Have speech, language and communications needs and/or social, emotional or behavioural problems which affect their ability to learn and develop.
  • Need extra support to help them learn.

Contact details

Antrim/Ballymena MASTS
1 Steeple Road
BT41 1AF
Tel: 028 9442 7676
Fax: 028 9442 7689

Causeway MASTS
Route House
Route Complex
8e Coleraine Road
Tel: 2766 1237

East-Antrim MASTS
Bungalow 2
Thornfield House School
8-12 Jordanstown Rd
BT37 0QF
Tel 02890360910

Mid-Ulster MASTS
Unit 1, The Cornstore
Market Street
BT45 7PE
Tel: 028 8674 7860
Fax: 028 8674 7878

Related links
MASTS Leaflet

Page last updated:22 December 2011