Building wellbeing and resilience
We aim to provide help and support to children and young people when they begin to feel unwell – to build wellbeing and resilience before their condition may worsen and they may risk having to attend A&E or be admitted to hospital.
Our partnership provides this support at all levels of need in a number of ways, including:
Primary Mental Health
Our Primary Mental Health Team (PMHT) supports children and young people when they begin to feel emotionally or mentally unwell. We help to build resilience and improve wellbeing to reduce the chances of problems becoming more serious.
The team is made up of people from different professional backgrounds who all have experience of working in children’s mental health. The team includes nurses, social workers, psychologists and therapists.
We support children, young people, parents, carers and other professionals such as teachers, identifying and preventing emerging or mild mental health issues like depression and anxiety. We do this through:
- Assessments & Brief Treatment
- Liaison with Professionals
One example of how we do this is the advice and guidance we offer to Surrey County Council's Surrey Family Support Programme which helps families caught in a pattern of anti-social behaviour, unemployment, alcohol abuse or truancy.
Guided self-help and support materials
Through website based and telephone support, our service provides early help to children and young people. Our partner, Xenzone offer BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited online counselling, self-help and moderated peer support via the award-winning Kooth.com.
Young people across Surrey have access to this service, broadening the help available and enabling immediate and direct access to support. This is available to young people aged 10 upwards.
Our Mindsight Surrey CAMHS service provides a range of counselling including our Youth Counselling Service for 12 to 24 year olds. We also deliver counselling in partnership with the National Autistic Society, and technology services from Brain in Hand - which delivers peer support networks, digital health apps and activities for children and young people with behavioural issues, emotional problems and neuro-disability.
Parental Support Programmes
Our partner Barnardo’s provides a parenting programme for parents of children and young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and a Cygnet Training programme to train Surrey and Borders Staff to support the children and young people with Autistic Spectum Disorders and complex behaviour, and their families.
Providing the right support at the right time
We help young people build their wellbeing, resilience and apsirations in partnership with Eikon - a charity who provide support including:
- HeadSmart - mental health wellbeing training provided across Surrey to Year 8 students
- HeadsUp - a six week mental health skills course for young people
- Counselling services provided through Relate West Surrey, Learning Space, YMCA East Surrey Heads Together and Step by Step
Please find below the list of services available.
We deliver skills building groups to parents and carers who have children with a diagnosis of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or are undergoing an assessment for ADHD.
Brain in Hand is an App that can help young people to overcome barriers or difficulties in school, socially and in day to day life, giving you support where and when it is most needed.
Eikon is a Surrey based charity that has been working in the local community for almost two decades, providing long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people and their…
11-18 year olds can log on to kooth.com to receive online mental health counselling, well being support and self-help information.
Learning Space provides up to six 1:1 sessions for children and young people aged 5 – 18 years who need support with mental health and emotional well-being issues.
The National Autistic Society provide a Family Support Service to parents and carers who have received a diagnosis of autism for their child or young person (aged 0-18 years) who live within Surrey.
Our Primary Mental Health Team (PMHT) supports children and young people when they begin to feel emotionally or mentally unwell. We help to build resilience and improve wellbeing to reduce the chances…
Relate offers counselling services around improving relationships.