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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Adults Mental Health Support

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Support for Young People

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CASUS - Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Use Service (Self-Refer) - CASUS provide information, support and specialist treatment in Cambridgeshire, around drug and alcohol use, to young people under 18 and their families. Our website contains information on our services, including how to refer yourself, or somebody else, and lots of information and advice around drugs, alcohol, and mental wellbeing. The service has been commissioned by Public Health England since April 2010, when CASUS was awarded the contract to work with young people, and their families, who have drug and alcohol concerns, issues or problems and live in Cambridgeshire.

CPFT - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust - provide several services for young people:

  • Peterborough Integrated Children's Health Services - We provide support, advice and health care for children, young people, carers and families.  Our services include: Health visiting, School nursing, Child and adolescent mental health services, Children's community nursing, Community paediatrics, Child Development Centre, Paediatric speech and language therapy, Paediatric occupational therapy, Paediatric physiotherapy, Paediatric psychology, Children in care and The Family Nurse Partnership. For more information please contact Dr Venkat Reddy, Clinical Lead, Peterborough Children's Health Services, on 01733 777937.
  • Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)- We provide a wide range of community paediatric learning disability services supporting children, young people and their families, and the professionals and organisations working with them. We also provide consultation, training and advice for professionals on signs and symptoms of mental health disorders in children and adolescents. For more information please contact Dr Nick White, Associate Director of Operations, Children, Young People and Families Directorate.
  • Specialist and in-patient CAMH services - We provide a number of specialist and in-patient services for children and young people with severe and enduring mental health problems who have a need for particular interventions, focused work and in patient treatment:

With close links to the Darwin Centre for Young People, the CAMH Intensive Support Team is a community focused team offering an alternative to hospital admission for young people aged 12-18 years who are experiencing a crisis in their mental health and support for their families. The team also offers support following discharge from hospital admission.

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Centre 33 (Self-Refer) - Centre 33 exists to help every young person in Cambridgeshire fulfil their potential and overcome problems through a range of free and confidential services - including housing, sexual health, family problems, bullying.

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CPSL MIND (Self-Refer) - CPSL Mind is a mental health charity which promotes positive wellbeing across our communities and supports people on their road to recovery from a wide range of mental health challenges. They offer online support, community initiatives to connect people, counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, peer support groups, Perinatal services and opportunities to get involved with training, volunteering, campaigning and fundraising. Click here for info on their GoodLife service and here to view their timetable of GoodLife service group programmes.

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Stress LESS – CPSL Mind’s Stress LESS campaign seeks to empower young people (aged 12–18) to help reduce stress and tackle the stigma surrounding mental health alongside their peers.

Schools and youth organisations in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are encouraged to implement the campaign utilising the resources available on the website with the young people they come into contact with. 

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#POW (Self-Refer) - #POW (Possibilities, Opportunities, Without taking risk) young people’s drug and alcohol service is a free and confidential service that works with young people and families around their, or their parent’s or carer’s substance use. We offer awareness courses on drugs and alcohol, and offer tailor made treatment to all those that are referred in to our service based on their needs or goals.

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Respect - YMCA Trinity Group (Self-Refer) - Free workshops to Schools, Colleges & Community groups raising awareness of domestic abuse in young peoples relationships.  Solution focused Counselling for young people affected by domestic abuse.  Family programmes for parents/carers who experience abusive behaviour from their child aged 10 – 17 yrs.  All services are free to access.                                                                                  

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Embrace (Self-Refer) - CBT Trauma-focused counselling support for 13-24 year-olds victims of or witnesses to domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Anna Freud Logo On My Mind - aims to empower young people to make informed choices about the mental health support they want, the treatments they receive and the outcomes they desire. It contains information, advice and resources to help young people support their own mental health, including signposting to sources of support in times of crisis and tools to help young people manage their own wellbeing.

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Turtle Dove Cambridge (Self-Refer) - Turtle Dove Cambridge was created to fill a gap in youth support work. With one very specific aim Kate Nation founded Turtle Dove to improve the future of young women who are or are at risk of becoming unemployed through not having the confidence or experience to seek employment. This mission was driven by Kate’s first-hand experience in the youth sector where she saw the effects of a system where there are twice as many young women not currently searching for jobs compared to their male peers. She also wanted to create a safe female only space that offers these young women an opportunity to flourish away from the pressure of their male contemporaries, around whom research shows they often don’t perform to the best of their abilities. Empowering young women aged between 15 and 23.

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CHUMS (Self-Refer) - CHUMS offers individual support, group work, family support, family days, activity days and residential weekends.  CHUMS ethos is to support the family as a whole wherever possible and some of our current services directly support adults.


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