CYPS offer a Practitioner Advice Line for any professional concerned about a child or young person's mental health.
Referrals - Practitioner Advice Line 01452 894 272 open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm excluding bank holidays.
For more information on this 2gether community service please follow the Resource link below
This Advice Line is supported by highly experienced CYPS primary mental health workers (PMHW’s) who will be happy to talk through any potential referrals or offer consultation where required.
This pathway offers a variety of support options to all ages and genders. All the support options can be easily accessed by self-referral, parent/carer or professional referral. The emotional support pathway provides different types of intervention dependent on individual need. Support is available for survivors of recent and historical sexual assault/sexual abuse.
Educational Psychologists use their knowledge of psychology, child development and social interaction to work with patients/carers, schools and other professionals to promote young people's learning and development. They provide a consultation service to schools in Gloucestershire and to the local community. Consultation focuses on the needs of children and how they might be met.
Referral to an educational psychologist needs to be through the school or early years settings.
For more information follow the resource link to the Educational Psychology pages of the Gloucestershire Social Care website.
Following the publication of the Government’s Green Paper in December 2017, we were given the opportunity to bid to become a Trailblazer county, implementing four Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) to work in Schools to improve service access for children and young people with mild-moderate Mental Health conditions. Gloucestershire was one of only two CCGs to be awarded four MHSTs (two in Gloucester City, one in Cheltenham and one in the Forest of Dean) and the Four Week Wait pilot, to trial a reduction of waiting times from point of contact to assessment.
There are 73 Trailblazer schools in Gloucestershire (list available here), accounting for 1/3 of the total number in the county. Each team is made up of four Education Mental Health Practitioners (trainees from the University of Exeter) and two Senior Mental Health Practitioners.
Children and young people have voted for their service to be called Young Minds Matter. You can refer a child or young person to the service through the normal CYPS referral route. The service is available to children and young people aged 5-18.
Please follow the resource below to find out more about whom this service would be useful for and referral criteria.
Please also see Powerpoint Presentation slides here.
On Your Mind is a website for young people in Gloucestershire to help them cope with life’s ups and downs. It includes information on who they can talk to locally about any issues they may be facing as well as links to useful websites and national helplines.
Please follow the resource link below to the website
Child and adolescent psychiatrists specialise in working with children and young people (usually up to the age of 18 years) who have mental health problems. They work as part of a multidisciplinary service that may include other child mental health professionals such as child psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists and others. It also involves liaison with other agencies such as schools and social services. Most of the work that they do with children, young people and their families is done in out-patient clinics, but there are opportunities to work in a variety of settings. Inpatient services are limited but are available for those young people in crisis or with serious mental health problems.
Referrals - Access to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is available through the NHS e-Referrals Service (formerly Choose & Book).
The Rethink Mental Illness Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline Service offer text, telephone and online support for people affected by self-harm across the whole of Gloucestershire. They offer a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative space for people who self-harm, their friends, families and carers. They will not tell callers what to do, but will talk through the options available. They can provide support and information and support through a crisis, promote coping strategies and self-management to help people work towards their recovery and they can put people in touch with other organisations. Calls are confidential - personal information will not be shared with others without your consent except in exceptional circumstances where there is a duty of care (to the caller or others) or a legal obligation. For online support please visit their website. All services are available during their opening times; text messages can be sent at any time but live responses will only be sent in opening hours. For text and online support they aim to respond in fifteen minutes during opening hours.
Rethink Self Harm helpline
Contact Number: 0808-801-0606
Text to: 07537-410-022
For more information on Rethink - follow the Resource link below to visit their website.