About the service
This is a broad-ranging service with several intensive intervention teams (IITs) providing support in different settings and varying ways.
The community teams work with young people and families who would benefit from extensive or intensive treatment.
We also have specialist teams working with children and young people with learning disabilities, eating disorders and children in care.
What it will offer
A wide range of intensive, specialist treatments will be provided by qualified and experienced professionals. These could include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) by psychologists or other specialist practitioners
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) (a treatment for trauma) for complex cases
- systemic psychotherapy
- child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy
- short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (STPP) for depression
- parent / child attachment work
- interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for depression
- non-violent resistance (NVR) group work
- state of mind assessments
- art psychotherapy
- psychiatric assessment
- diagnosis or medication.
Services can be provided in clinic settings, via virtual platforms (phone and computer) or at home in some circumstances.
Sadly, since the arrival of Covid-19, we have seen a significant increase in the number of children and young people struggling with eating disorders. This is a national issue, not just affecting us here in Surrey. In response to this we have developed an enhanced eating disorders service which takes on board mental health issues and also involves physical health checks, leading to signposting to specialist support as appropriate.
We are planning to roll out an advice and consultation service for special schools, provided by The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.