CHUMS has been chosen as one of 15 pilot sites to develop this exciting new service in response to the Government initiative to provide access to early intervention mental health support for more children and young people by 2020. Our team of 4 child wellbeing practitioners are undergoing intensive training to enable them to support children and families with newly emerging mental health difficulties and to prevent the escalation of these difficulties. The team will largely be offering support in the school environment to children and young people who do not currently meet the thresholds for mental health services.
Presenting issues will include anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties. The team will offer brief, evidence based interventions to children and young people aged up to 18, as well as their parent/carers where appropriate.