Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Children & Young People Mental Health Support

GP's

EARLY INTERVENTION

    • 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).

    • Young people can be referred to pages on this website How can I help myself ?Mental health apps,Local support and National support.

 

  • childline  Offers advice and support on a variety of topics Phone: 0800 1111, online: https://www.childline.org.uk/
  •  samaritans Offer confidential support by trained volunteers that are available all day, every day. Phone: 116 123. They also have specific information for parents and carers about how to help their child if they find out that they are struggling. 
  •  MIND Stop Suicide Has information on what to do if you are feeling suicidal or you if you are worried about someone
  • CALM - The Campaign Against Living Miserably aims to prevent male suicide in the UK. Click here for their helpline.
  •  CAMEO A local service that provides specialist assessment, care and support to young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis. GP or self referral. Phone: 01223 884360 or 01733 318102.

In addition young people may benefit from being referred to the Keep Your Head website in particular they may find the following pages helpful: Bullying, Stress and Sleep.

GETTING HELP

A range of services can be found on the Local and National Support pages, these include: 

  • Kooth Logo- Online counselling service - Young people (age 11-24) can access themselves, available daily until 10pm, 365 days a year. Online counsellors are BACP trained. Available for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Click for website
  • CHUMS Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service - Offers support to children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and low mood, as well as those with significant emotional wellbeing difficulties arising from life events such as bereavement and bullying.

    Referral criteria

    • Peterborough – Up to the age of 18
    • Cambridgeshire – Up to the age of 25

    Interventions take place in a number of locations and include:

    • Advice and guided self help
    • Drop In facility
    • Mental Health & Resiliency group programmes
    • Full mental health assessment
    • Therapeutic group programmes for a variety of presenting issues including anxiety and low mood
    • Recreational Therapeutic support using football and music as tools of engagement
    • Individual support
    • Parent/carer groups

    You can make a referral via the website http://chums.uk.com/cambs-referral-forms and one of their triage team will contact you to discuss in more detail. You might also find some of the CHUMS downloadable information helpful - http://chums.uk.com/downloads

    For further information contact:

    Peterborough           0330 0581 657

    Cambridgeshire       0330 0581 659

 

EMERGENCY AND CAMH

In hours (Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00)

  • ALL NEW REFERRALS: Call the Single Point of Access (SPA)- 01480 428115, accesscamhs@nhs.net. Takes professional referrals up to 17th birthday (18th birthday for learning disabilities). Click here for referral form.  If there is an immediate risk to a child or young person’s safety (or to the safety of others) due to a mental health issue and they require a same day mental health assessment, you may be directed by the SPA to the local CAMHS clinic’s on-call clinician(s).

  • CAMEO A local service that provides specialist assessment, care and support to young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis. GP or self referral. Phone: 01223 884360 or 01733 318102.
  • EXISTING CASES: If a child or young person is an existing patient of the local CAMHS Clinic/Service, please contact their reception to access further support. Contact details are:
    • Cambridge (South) CAMHS reception - 01223 465100
    • Huntingdon/Fenland (Central) CAMHS reception - 01480 445281
    • Peterborough (North) CAMHS reception - 01733 777939

Out of hours (Weekends, and after 17:00)

  • NEW PRESENTATIONS OR EXISTING CASES OPEN TO CAMHS: If there is an immediate risk to a child or young person's safety due to a mental health issue, s/he can be taken to the local A&E department where it will be decided whether a specialist mental health assessment is required.  If needed, this can be provided in A&E.
  • Young People, Parents or Carers can call the First Response Team for support on 111 (select option 2), and access the Sanctuary in Cambridge or Peterborough.  The Sanctuary offers anyone in crisis over the age of 16 practical and emotional support between 6pm and 1am. Referral in is via 111 (select option 2) only. To watch a tour click here.

Click here for a fact sheet on suicide mitigation for GP's 

Click here for 'Help is at Hand - Support after someone may have died by suicide'

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OTHER SPECIALITIES

  • ALCOHOL AND DRUGS - See our page on local alcohol and drug service

TRAINING

  • mind edprovides free educational resources containing advice, guidance and information on managing a wide range of mental health issues in children and teens. There is a range of free e-learning courses available that are suitable for professionals and volunteers. Eg. See this session on Sleep Issues in Teenagers.
  • Upcoming Practice Nurse Mental Health Training delivered by CPFT (free to attend): Youth MHFA Practice Nurses

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