Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Children & Young People Mental Health Support

INFORMATION FOR PROFESSIONALS

To the right of this page you will find links to specific information for different professional roles as well as the general information below.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Emotional Health and Wellbeing Assessment Tool
Here is a New Interactive Assessment Tool to support professionals in helping children, young people and their families. This toolkit contains a range of resources available for staff to assist them in assessing the emotional health and wellbeing needs of children and young people, helping them to make decisions about their care and information about emotional health and wellbeing. To support the section of the tool under 'Presenting Need', please find the following useful documents: Questions to consider on mental heath, Conversations with young people about mental health.

Where and how to get help for a young person? 

The CPFT website has guidance for professionals on how to refer young people to child and adolescent mental health services. 

The Cambridgeshire Early Help Hub provides a single telephone line, operating during office hours, providing advice and information for professionals about local services. They can offer guidance about accessing services, and signpost to self-help resources. Contact the team on: 01480 376 666 or early.helphub@cambridgeshire.gcsx.gov.uk (open 9am – 5.20pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 9am -4:20pm).

The Peterborough Early Help Service provides a dedicated Early Help telephone line, operating during office hours, providing advice and information for professionals about local services. They can offer guidance about accessing services, and signpost to self-help resources. Contact the service on the Peterborough Early Help helpline number on: 01733 863649 or email earlyhelp@peterborough.gov.uk (open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday).

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Practitioners - The team's role is to signpost, advise and support referrals to the wider emotional health and wellbeing services available for children, young people and families; from online self-management resources to specialist child and adolescent mental health services. The team work closely with the Early HelpHubs and the CAMH Single Point of Access (SPA). They can also help you assess the needs of children, young people and families and deliver training and consultation to support professionals develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of emotional health and wellbeing issues to more effectively and confidently deliver support.

Contact the team on: 0300 555 50 60 (between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm) or via email at ccs.ehw@nhs.net. This service works across Cambridgshire & Peterborough.  

There are also a range of other local services that may be able to help a young person such as visit the local and national support pages for more information.

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