Guidance for professionals in Gloucestershire working with young people with mental health or emotional wellbeing concerns
Local Mental Health Services and Links
If you need to speak to someone about a young person’s mental health contact the CAMHS Advice Line on 01452 894272 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
On Your Mind Gloucestershire
On Your Mind Glos (OYMG) is a mental health support finder for young people in Gloucestershire. The website includes a support finder, a directory of trusted local mental health services, self-help resources, and self-referral access to many NHS services in the county.
The way that this service looks, feels and works been informed by extensive research and testing with children and young people. This is an innovative and exciting step for children and young people’s mental health services in Gloucestershire.
OYMG can be accessed by anyone living in Gloucestershire, up to the age of 25
There are two ways to access OYMG – via the website or via by texting 07984 404388
The support on the website is confidential
We will not ask for any personal information, unless you need to make a self-referral
Information shared via the self-referral will not be shared, other than with the service
Activity on Referral
Activity on referral within schools is a supportive programme that links young people to local, community-based activities that we know will support their mental health. It is aimed at students experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues in school, where being active would greatly support their wellbeing.
Active Gloucestershire offer a variety of activities, run by trusted providers who will support a young person to take part in an activity. These sessions are part of regular clubs and activity programmes with trained coaches delivering fun and inclusive sessions, encouraging friendship and helping promote a positive frame of mind. Our ethos is that exercise should be fun and a choice, not a chore.
Sessions are free for the first 12 weeks but following this the young person can choose to stay with the activity provider and sign up to become a paying member.
To find out more click here or contact us via the email addresses below:
Advisory Teaching Service
The Advisory Teaching Service provides specialist support for children with a hearing, visual or physical disability or difficulties with communication, interaction, cognition, learning and behaviour.
The Advisory Teaching Service can offer:
- Early identification and early intervention.
- Specialist support
- Ongoing monitoring, review and assessment of individual needs.
- Training and advice to parents/carers to increase awareness and understanding of their child's needs
- Professional development training to ensure individuals working with children and young people understand the effects of implications of their specific needs.
Schools can refer into the Advisory Teaching Service with the permission of the child’s parents. Find out more about the Advisory Teaching Service and how to refer to them.
The children and young people’s mental health service in Gloucestershire is delivered by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.
See their leaflet for more information about the services they offer.
If you unsure what service would be most appropriate for a young person you are supporting then contact the CAMHS Practitioner Advice Line between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on 01452 894272 to discuss.
A confidential text messaging service for young people to get in touch with a healthcare professional for advice and support. Text 07507 333351.
Community Wellbeing Service
The Community Wellbeing Service supports people with non-medical need by offering different levels of support including signposting to local community groups and on-to-one support:
- In times of change e.g. redundancy, longer term health issues or retirement
- In times of emotional hardship e.g. after a bereavement
- Who are socially isolated and /or lonely
- Who are worried about debt and financial issues
- Who don’t know whether else to turn for support
The service is open to anyone who is over 16 years old and living in Gloucestershire or who is registered with a Gloucestershire GP.
Please see contact details for your local Community Wellbeing Service:
0300 131 0024
Cheltenham & Tewkesbury
0300 365 6463
Stroud & Berkeley Vale
0345 863 8323
Forest of Dean, Newent & Staunton
Early Help Service
If you are concerned about a child the Early Help Service offers intensive support to families of troubled young people.
Educational Psychology Service
It may be appropriate to contact the education psychology service on behalf of a young person as they are not able to self-refer into the service.
The Educational Psychology service can:
- provide advice and strategies to help facilitate positive change
- undertake assessments of children and young people's learning, social and emotional needs
- work therapeutically with children, young people and families
- provide accredited therapeutic supervision in CBT
- provide training in evidence-based approaches (including accredited Therapeutic Story Writing, CBT, Solution Focussed Approaches, Nurture Groups).
Gloucestershire’s Graduated Pathway for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Gloucestershire Mentoring Programme
Gloucestershire Mentoring Programme is a free early intervention support service for vulnerable girls and young women in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. It’s distinctive because it’s for 11-25 year-olds considered at risk of being linked to criminal activity.
GMP offer trauma-informed, person-centered mentoring opportunities. Specifically, the chance to form a trusted adult relationship with a trained volunteer mentor – one that’s long-lasting, helps them build resilience and grow in confidence, and empowers them to have a positive future.
Mental health support options for children and young people in one handy flyer.
School nurses are offering a confidential drop-in service for young people in secondary school and at college. They can give advice on all kinds of issues to do with mental health, wellbeing and friendship. They can be contacted by telephone or email.
More information on social prescribing and local organisations which accept referrals can be found here.
TIC+ (Teens in Crisis) provides free face-to-face and online counselling services across Gloucestershire for young people aged 9-21 and their families.
TIC+Chat - an anonymous, safe, confidential, 1-2-1, support service for young people aged 9-21 living in Gloucestershire.
OPEN HOURS: Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm we will not be able to start new chats after 8.30pm (Closed Friday and Saturday)
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