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Mental Health

CYPS Practitioner Advice Line
01452 894272
Guidance for professionals in Gloucestershire working with young people with mental health or emotional wellbeing concerns
CYPS Practitioner Advice Line
01452 894272
Guidance for professionals in Gloucestershire working with young people with mental health or emotional wellbeing concerns

Local Services

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If you need to speak to someone about a young person’s mental health contact the CYPS Practitioner Advice Line on 01452 894272 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.


On Your Mind websiteYoung People’s Mental Health Website is a website to help young people in Gloucestershire cope with life’s ups and downs. It includes self help information on a number of common issues, it also signposts to a wide range of local services to support young people’s mental health in Gloucestershire.

School Nurses

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.


TIC+ (Teens in Crisis) provides free face-to-face and online counselling services across Gloucestershire for young people aged 9-21 and their families.

CYPS (Children and Young People Service) Practitioner Advice Line

If you unsure what service would be most appropriate for a young person you are supporting then contact the CYPS Practitioner Advice Line between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on 01452 894272 to discuss.

CYPS (Children and Young People Service)

The children and young people’s mental health service in Gloucestershire is delivered by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust. Please see their leaflet for more information about the services they offer. 

Early Help Service

If you are concerned about a child the Early Help Service offers intensive support to families of troubled young people. You can download information here or visit their website.

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).

Click here to find out more about the educational psychology service and how to refer to someone

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 into them

Gloucestershire’s Graduated Pathway for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Find out more about the graduated pathway

If you want to search for additional services or find details of available therapies go to the Healthwatch website or the Gloucestershire Families Directory for up to date information



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