• 42nd Street

    42nd Street

    42nd Street is a Greater Manchester charity that supports young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity. We champion young person centred approaches that demonstrate local impact and have national significance. They offer a range of individual therapeutic support and encourage and support young people to have a voice, and access opportunities to learn, develop new skills, be creative, have fun and demonstrate to themselves and others that they are able to recover, manage their mental health and wellbeing and achieve their full potential.

    They currently deliver individual counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)*, Counselling for Depression*, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)*, one to one psycho-social support and advocacy services.

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  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

    Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

    The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) has been developing and delivering pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. They are leading the way by campaigning for and creating mental health services built around the needs and experiences of children, young people and their families and not around the institutions who deliver them

    AFNCCF's vision is a world where children and families are supported effectively to build on their strengths and to achieve their goals in life. We won't rest until every child and their family has the support they need and deserve, whatever their circumstances.

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  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

    Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

    Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

    The trust employs over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8 million people.

    They are promoting good mental health and wellbeing and strive to use the expertise and resources within the organisation, and through partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Their staff are pivotal in everything they do and they are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and the services.

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  • Barnet Integrated Clinical Services

    Barnet Integrated Clinical Services

    Barnet’s Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) was established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to act as a forum in which key local leaders from the local health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population. The Board became fully operational on 1 April 2013. It is a formal committee of the local authority charged with promoting greater integration and partnership between bodies from the NHS, public health and local government.

    The main statutory duties of the HWB Board are to produce a joint strategic needs assessment and a joint Health and Wellbeing strategy for local population. 

    Barnet's Health and Wellbeing strategy focuses on prevention, life course approach in everything we do and it tackles wider determinants of health such as employment, housing and education. Specific priorities of the Board and the Strategy are:

    • Mental health and wellbeing;
    • Healthy Weight;
    • Embedding prevention in care closer to home;
    • Improving children’s outcomes.
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  • Belfast and South Eastern Trust CAMHS

    Belfast and South Eastern Trust CAMHS

    The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service aims to promote emotional wellbeing and deliver care, treatment and preventative mental health services to young people aged up to 18 who experience significant mental health difficulties.

    CAMHS employ specialist, multi-disciplinary mental health workers who work alongside young people with complex mental health needs.

    CAMHS offers a range of different services including the following:

    • Regional - Inpatient Assessment and Treatment
    • Crisis Intervention and Intensive Intervention
    • Eating Disorder Assessment and Treatment
    • Drug and Alcohol Assessment and Treatment
    • Regional - Identity Assessment and Treatment
    • Regional - Family Trauma Assessment and Treatment
    • Multiple Step 2 Community Services
    • Multiple Step 3 Community Services

    As well as working with young people, CAMHS professionals also provide systemic support for parents and carers.

    CAMHS also offers support and training to staff in schools, youth workers, G.Ps and others who work alongside young people to raise awareness and ensure timely and appropriate referrals are made.

    Read our interview with the Belfast Trust

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  • Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust provides care and support to children, young people and their families in Berkshire. In response to feedback, they have integrated all children’s services so that they can place children and young people at the centre of everything they do.

    They offer:

    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
    • Children and Young People’s Integrated Therapies (CYPIT)
    • Public Health Nursing (Universal Services)
    • Specialist Children’s Services
    • Other community services for children and young people

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  • Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB)

    Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB)

    Forward Thinking Birmingham is the city’s mental health service for children and young people aged 0 to 25.

    The organisation is a partnership between four providers – Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (lead provider), Simplify Health, The Priory and The Children’s Society – and offers a wide range of support, care and treatment at locations across the city.

    Birmingham Women's and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) is the lead provider of Forward Thinking Birmingham and brings together the very best in paediatric and women’s care in the region. The Children’s Hospital has been delivering high-quality community and inpatient mental health services for children and young people up to the age of 18 in Birmingham and the West Midlands for over 15 years.

    Simplify Health is a managed care leader in mental health, specialising in helping people achieve and sustain recovery in community settings. Simplify Health offers world-class mental health case management, system-wide pathway coordination, and insightful analytics that improve the delivery of care.

    The Children’s Society changes the lives of the country’s most disadvantaged children and teenagers by delivering frontline support services and campaigning for change. It works closely with a wide range of community and voluntary organisations to tackle poverty and neglect and is a lead researcher in the field of children’s emotional well-being.

    Priory Group is the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK. Its purpose is to make a real and lasting difference for everyone it supports. Priory Healthcare runs the largest network of mental healthcare hospitals and clinics in the country, providing treatment for addictions and conditions including depression, self-harming, and eating disorders. In Birmingham, the Priory’s Woodbourne Hospital has a team of psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists treating adults and children.

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  • Bradford District Care Trust

    Bradford District Care Trust

    Bradford District Care Trust's child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) help children and young people in the local area who may be having problems. They may be very upset or very angry, they may be behaving in unusual ways, or their family or carers, friends or teachers may be very worried about them. CAMHS supports children and young people from pre-school years up to 16 years of age, (or up to 18 years of age if still in school) where there are severe and long standing concerns about emotional wellbeing and behaviours.

    They offer a wide range of services to help children and young people overcome problems such as:

    • Depression
    • Eating disorder
    • School refusal
    • Substance misuse
    • Developmental difficulties
    • Psychotic illness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder
    • Attachment difficulties
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  • Bromley Y

    Bromley Y

    Bromley Y is a long established local charity offering free therapeutic support to young people between the ages of 0 – 18 years. Bromley Y aims to provide a safe, friendly environment for children, young people and their families to explore the difficulties that they may be experiencing, helping them to identify new ways forward. They aim to provide the highest quality, non-discriminatory service for young people and their families who live in Bromley or who are registered with a Bromley GP surgery. They are a CYP IAPT compliant service which means that we use evidence based therapies to work collaboratively with children and young people. 

    Bromley Y also hosts the Community Wellbeing Service which is a single point of access service for children and young people’s emotional and mental wellbeing in the borough. Children and Young People are referred in, their difficulties are screened and it is then decided how best Bromley Y can support the young person and their family. This could be through therapeutic support at Bromley Y Wellbeing or signposting to a more appropriate local service.

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  • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

    Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

    CPFT provides a wide range of services for children, young people and their families: universal child health services, pathways for children and young people with mild - moderate - severe mental health problems and care and treatment for children and young people with developmental problems, physical and learning disabilities.

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  • NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group

    NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group

    NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was formally created in 2013 to organise the delivery of healthcare in Camden. The organisation is led by GPs and healthcare professionals who have many years' experience caring for Camden patients.

    the CCG aims to commission services that offer choice and flexibility, so that Camden residents can access care that best meets their needs. They work with Camden health and social care organisations, patients and residents to make decisions about how NHS funding is spent in the borough. 

    NHS England is responsible for making sure all CCGs meet national standards - as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the NHS Constitution and the NHS Outcomes Framework.

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  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

    CNWL has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. 

    They employ approximately 7,000 staff to provide more than 300 different health services across 150 sites and in many other community settings. Types of services include:

    • Physical health: Community treatment for physical conditions that do not require general hospital treatment or conditions that require long-term care. This includes district nursing, health visitors, stroke care and support for people in recovery.
    • Mental health: Community and hospital treatment for children, adults and older people with mental health problems. Services range from counselling support for mild conditions to rehabilitation treatment for long and enduring mental health problems.
    • Learning disabilities: Assessment and treatment for people with learning disabilities who also have complex mental health needs and/or challenging behaviour. Services are provided in the community or hospital.
    • Eating disorders: Admission to hospital or appointment sessions are provided to support men and women with an eating disorder.
    • Addictions: Community drug and alcohol treatment services are provided, as well as hospital admission when it is needed. Specialist services to address problem gambling, compulsive behaviour and club drug problems are also available.
    • Sexual health: Appointment and walk-in services are available for anyone who needs them. This includes contraceptive choices, treatment of sexually transmitted infections and HIV testing and treatment.
    • Prison and offender care: Full healthcare services, including primary healthcare, addictions and mental health support, are provided in a number of prisons. Mental health support is also provided in the community for people who have offended in the past or people at risk of offending.
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  • Central Manchester and University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Central Manchester and University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, established in 2009, ran eight hospitals in Manchester and Trafford: Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and University Dental Hospital of Manchester in Manchester, and Trafford General Hospital, Altrincham Hospital and Stretford Memorial Hospital in Trafford. It is a teaching hospital of the School of Medicine, University of Manchester and one of the Shelford Group. 

    They can help with difficulties that children may face about their health or treatment. They can help with associated emotional, behavioural or relationship problems. They aim to help children, young people and their family understand their problems and find ways of managing them.

    The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Service Delivery Centre provides:

    • District Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in North Manchester, Central Manchester, South Manchester and Salford.
    • A range of targeted services within Manchester and Salford, often provided in partnership with other agencies (16-17 team, Child and Parent Service (CAPS), children with disabilities, emotional health in schools and Looked After Children Team).
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  • Childhood First

    Childhood First

    Childhood First provide a range of specialist therapeutic services for emotionally and psychologically disturbed children and young people aged 5 to 18, as well as training and consultation for the adults who live and work with them.

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  • Children's Society

    Children's Society

    The Children's Society is known for it research into children's wellbeing. It seeks to provide the a national picture on how children feel about their lives by asking children themselves. Over the last 12 years the charity has surveyed over 60,000 children as to how they think their lives are going.

    The charity went on to develop the Good Childhood Index in 2010 to provide a measure of subjective well-being in relation to 10 aspects of life for children over the age of eight. It surveys children on topics including their appearance, school life and family relationships among others.

    Each year The Children's Society produces a report based on the index in partnership with the University of York called The Good Childhood Report. This data is used by the Office for National Statistics' Measuring National Well-being Programme as the life satisfaction measure of personal well-being for children.

    The 2016 Good Childhood Report showed "a growing gap in happiness between girls and boys, with girls being particularly unhappy with their appearance". The Good Childhood Report 2017 found that fear of crime is the biggest worry for children and young people.

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  • Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

    Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

    Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a wide range of mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages, along with a number of community physical health services for people in Coventry.

    They provide inpatient, community and day clinics, as well as specialist services, to a population of about 1 million people living in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull, and some specialist services to a wider geographical area.

    Their services are provided from more than 60 locations and employ more than 4,000 dedicated staff.

    Read this case study

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  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse services in Derby city and Derbyshire county. They also provide a wide range of children’s services. They employ over 2,500 staff based in 100 locations across the whole of Derbyshire. Across the county and the city, they serve a combined population of approximately one million people.

    Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1 February 2011 when Monitor, the independent regulator of health services in England, authorised Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust to become a Foundation Trust. In April 2011 they became the provider of children’s universal and specialist services for Derby City following a successful tender process.

    As part of the Transforming Community Services (TCS) programme, community paediatric services and substance misuse services were also transferred into the organisation from NHS Derby City.

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  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

    East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

    East Lancashire Hospitals Specialist CAMHS aims to provide a joint agency/multi-disciplinary service to enhance the development of those children with mental health problems and disorders. This will be achieved by:

    • Assessment of children who are experiencing mental health disorders and their families.
    • Treatment of children who are experiencing mental health disorders and their families.
    • Contributing to the development of prevention strategies.
    • Supporting the work of other childcare professionals through consultation, training and supervision.
    • By acting as a specialist resource to managers and planners and commissioners in the development of services.
    • Promotion of the positive mental health of children and adolescents.
    • Training and research. 

    Specialist CAMHS aims to provide a comprehensive service which is able to deal with a range of mental health issues, in collaboration with other agencies to provide the highest quality standards of care and intervention.

    The service covers the whole of East Lancashire across 6 different localities (population circa 520,000). Within each of the localities are specialist CAMHS workers who work primarily with other professionals in primary care. The workers in these localities have direct links into three sector teams. The sector teams consist of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Staff Grade Doctors, Community Mental Health Workers, Community Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, ADHD Practitioners and Occupational Therapists. 

    There is also an Intensive Support Team, which the three sector teams can access for referral of cases requiring an intensity of input that cannot be provided in conventional outpatient settings. 

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  • Family Action

    Family Action

    Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.

    They have been building stronger families since 1869, and today work with over 60,000 families through over 160 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes.

    Their innovative services reach out to those in need, to strengthen families and communities, to build skills and resilience and to improve the life chances of children and adults.

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  • Family Matters

    Family Matters

    Family Matters aims to support and help young people (and their families), who may be experiencing difficulties with close relationships or demonstrating hurtful or harmful behaviour.

    They can be helpful in a range of situations such as:

    • communication difficulties
    • child and teenage behaviour
    • separation
    • divorce and step family life
    • illness and disability and mental health problems

    They offer a confidential space, with professional support, that enables family members to express and explore thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.

    Family Matters is a charity and services are free to those young people and their families who use their services.

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  • Fundació Vidal i Barraquer

    Fundació Vidal i Barraquer

    Spanish institute created in 1964 and dedicated to the field of Health and specifically to Mental Health with integrated teaching and research into mental health and a psychological, social, biological and spiritual perspective.

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  • Great Ormond Street Hospital

    Great Ormond Street Hospital

    The Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (DCAMH) provides highly specialised assessment and treatment of mental and behavioural disorders in both children and adolescents.

    DCAMH offers a range of services within a specialist setting, appropriate to age, clinical and educational need. The department provides highly specialised assessment and treatment of mental and behaviour disorders in children and adolescents. Referrals are accepted from all over the country -  and Europe - where patients are eligible for NHS Treatment. They receive internal and external referrals from mental health and child health services and provide expert opinions in cases where there are differences of view about how the needs of the child or young persons needs are best met. GOSH works alongside local services within a shared care model.

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  • Hackney Children's Social Care

    Hackney Children's Social Care

    Children's Social Care and support in Hackney is provided for children and young people aged 0 - 18 and older who have:

    • physical and sensory disabilities
    • learning difficulties
    • mental health problems
    • or those who are no longer able to manage without help

    Children's Social Care is made up of different teams.

    Each team provides information, services and support for a different group of people. This helps them focus on understanding the needs of each specific group.  

    The Children and Families Clinical Service works with children and young people and their parents and carers who are receiving support from Children's Social Care, Young Hackney, the Family Support Service and the Youth Offending Team.

    Read our interview

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  • Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust

    Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust

    HPFT Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are delivered across the whole of Hertfordshire.

    The service provides interventions for moderate/severe emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents. Our teams also offer specialist interventions for other mental health difficulties including anorexia and schizophrenia.

    The specialist services include:

    • Four multi-disciplinary community clinic teams offering a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions and working within CYP-IAPT and CAPA (The Choice and Partnership Approach) principles. 
    • Children Looked After Team (Targeted Team)
    • Eating Disorders Team (EDT)
    • Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CCATT)
    • DBT team
    • Forensic Adolescent Practitioner service
    • Adolescent inpatient unit (Forest House)
    • Home Treatment Team (HTT).

    They have strong links with Children’s Social Care in Hertfordshire, Education services in Hertfordshire, and other Hertfordshire children’s health services, including teams providing Tier 2 CAMHS. 

    Their teams are made up of a range of professionals including child psychiatrists, clinical and counselling psychologists, specialised social workers, child and adolescent psychotherapists, systemic family therapists and specialist nurses.

    HPFT has been rated by the CQC as an Outstanding Trust (2019) and Specialist CAMHS has consistently been at the forefront of national developments in child and adolescent mental health, including CYP-IAPT and Mental Health Support Teams in schools.

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  • IWK Healthcare

    IWK Healthcare

    The IWK Health Centre Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) programme in Canada, recognized the essential need to understand whether, and how, their clients were achieving improved mental health outcomes. They believed joining CORC would provide them with the support and structure to meet their goals for routine outcome measurement.

    The programme is embedded in a paediatric tertiary care hospital and has over 30,000 individual visits a year from children and youth in Nova Scotia and three nearby provinces.

    Since joining CORC in January 2017, and gaining access to a network of international mental health service providers, MHA are beginning to find solutions to the challenges of how best to measure outcomes in various paediatric mental health settings. 

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  • Jersey Health and Social Service Department CAMHS

    Jersey Health and Social Service Department CAMHS

    The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a mental health assessment and therapeutic service for children and young people up to the age of 18 and their families.

    They offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children and young people suffering from:

    • emotional difficulties
    • behavioural difficulties
    • relationship difficulties
    • developmental difficulties
    • other mental health disorders (eg psychosis, eating disorders)
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  • Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

    Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

    As a founding member of CORC and a CYP IAPT service, Leeds CAMHS has been working to embed outcome measures within clinical practice for over a decade.

    The commissioning of the service is also now increasingly focused on the meaningful use of outcome measures. As such Leeds CAMHS wanted to explore young people and their carers’ experiences of outcome measures.They designed an online and paper survey which they promoted using a range of methods, including designing posters, using social media and informing clinicians. Following an initially poor uptake (four responses), the survey was handed to patients when they attended appointments. The results provided some key learning that Leeds CAMHS will be able to use to improve the use of outcome measures within their service. Read the whole feedback here.

     Read our case study

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  • Liverpool CAMHS Partnership

    Liverpool CAMHS Partnership

    The Liverpool CAMHS offer aims to promote the mental health, emotional and wellbeing of all children, young people and their families/carers.

    Working together, they respond to the mental health, emotional and wellbeing needs of children, young people and their families/carers. They work with families and professionals to develop their skills and strengths; helping them to manage children and young people’s distress and the impact this may have on the child, young person and the family. Working alongside children and young people, they improve access to services that provide vital support to build resilience, as well as offering help and intervention, enabling children and young people to thrive.

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  • Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster

    Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster

    Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster is an independent charity which has been delivering mental health services and support to London residents for over 40 years. Their local community services include Talking Therapies and Counselling, Community Support, Services for Children and Young People and more. They also deliver professional mental health training courses to businesses and schools, as well as counselling support services for universities and colleges.

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  • Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust

    Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust

    Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is a large mental health trust and an NHS Foundation Trust. It runs services in Norfolk and Suffolk, England, chiefly at Hellesdon Hospital, Norvic and Juilan Hospital in Norwich, Northgate in Great Yarmouth, and Carlton Court in Lowestoft.

    It was formed by a merger of Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust with Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust on 1 January 2012.

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  • North West Boroughs Partnership

    North West Boroughs Partnership

    The North West Boroughs Healthcare (formerly known as 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) delivers a range of health services across a population of more than 3.5 million people to support our local communities to live life well. These include community-based physical health services, as well as mental health and learning disability services. They deliver community and inpatient mental health services across Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Warrington, Wigan and Bolton.

    They also provide physical health services for children and adults in Halton, Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens. These community-based services are a big part of what they do and include children’s nursing and therapy services, wellbeing services, podiatry, physiotherapy, falls prevention, end of life care and district nursing.

    They also provide a range of specialist services across the North West, including specialist inpatient services and services for people with vulnerabilities within the criminal justice system across Greater Manchester. 

    They are committed to integrating mental health and physical health services to deliver whole person care which supports our service users with all aspects of their health and wellbeing.

    North West Boroughs Partnership employs nearly 4,000 staff across a range of professions and they are passionate about providing outstanding patient care that aligns with the 6 Cs – care, compassion, commitment, courage, communication and competence. 

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  • Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

    Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

    Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest mental health and disability Trusts in England employing more than 6,000 staff, serving a population of approximately 1.4 million, providing services across an area totalling 2,200 square miles. 

    It works from over 60 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland. It also has a number of regional and national specialist services and has a budget of over £300 million.

    In April 2018 it announced plans to establish a nursing academy in partnership with Sunderland University which will train up to 20 existing staff in degree level mental health and learning disability nursing apprenticeship courses. 

    It was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015.

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  • Place2be


    We work with Place2Be, the UK's leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to help improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff. Pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. Children can book to see a counsellor on their lunch or break time and attend on their own or in a group. Place2Be also works with children individually and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most, working closely with parents and school staff. 

    Place2Be also offers support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. 

    Read our case study

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  • Quality network for inpatient CAMHS - QNIC

    Quality network for inpatient CAMHS - QNIC

    Over 95% of inpatient mental health services for children and young people are in the network. QNIC work with network members to share best practice at a national and international level. They use a review and accreditation process to promote the highest level of care.
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  • Royal Society for Blind Children

    Royal Society for Blind Children

    A lack of support for parents, fewer opportunities to learn vital life skills, and limited access to positive social experiences mean that blind children are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to their emotional well-being, social development and ultimately, employment prospects.

    The Royal Society for Blind Children is helping young people to find and fulfil their own unique potential, guiding them and their families on their journey through sight loss.

    RSBC provides them with a combination of support, learning and development opportunities to help them develop the resilience and skills they will need to navigate their own futures via their national Family Support Service and our Advice section.

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  • Sheffield Children's NHS Trust

    Sheffield Children's NHS Trust

    The Sheffield Children's Hospital is a healthcare facility for children in Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is managed by the Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

    Their Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) treats children and young people with a range of difficulties that are seriously impacting on their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

    Patients can be seen and helped in a number of ways from consultations through to staying at inpatient facilities. They also have a 24 hour, seven-day-a-week psychiatric on-call service.

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  • SLAM (South London and Maudsley)

    SLAM (South London and Maudsley)

    South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK. They also provide substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Their services include the Maudsley Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital. They work closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. 

    They are supported by Maudsley Charity and are part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

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  • South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

    South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

    South Tyneside Lifecycle Primary Care Mental Health Service aims to help people experiencing mild to moderately severe mental health problems. In their Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team (CAMHS) they offer support and advice to help young people learn skills to manage the way they feel.

    They offer evidence-based treatments for a variety of common mental health issues, these may include:

    • Low Mood and Depression
    • Worry and Anxiety
    • Controlling Anger
    • Bereavement/Loss
    • Bullying
    • Eating Difficulties
    • Self-Harming Behaviours
    • Relationship & Family Difficulties

    They aim to help children and young people at the earliest possible stage, in order to support children, young people and families to develop skills and promote positive wellbeing and reduce the risk of further distress.

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  • Southern Health & Social Care Trust CAMHS in Northern Ireland

    Southern Health & Social Care Trust CAMHS in Northern Ireland

    Southern Health & Social Care Trust CAMHS in Northern Ireland offers specialist mental health services to children and young people (up to age 18 years) and their families who live in the SHSCT. They recognise that growing up can be stressful and worrisome at times. Feeling sad, lonely, worried, angry, frightened or feeling that nobody understands you, are common feelings. They also know children, young people and families can become unwell at times. 

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  • Stockholm BUP (Stockholm Child and adolescent psychiatry)

    Stockholm BUP (Stockholm Child and adolescent psychiatry)

    Barn- och ungdomspsykiatri, BUP

    Children and young people up to age 18 can contact Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (BUP), which provides help to those who are experiencing psychological or other difficulties. BUP clinics have psychologists, counsellors and doctors. Most of them are also trained psychotherapists, whose job it is to help people understand themselves and change by means of therapy, as well as play, exercise or other methods on occasion.

    Children or young people may go to BUP either on their own or with their parents. Phone a BUP clinic if you want to talk with someone or make an appointment. All visits to BUP clinics are free of charge.

    The BUP Lunden clinic on Tideliusgatan in Stockholm specializes in children and families who are in the process of migrating. They also see children and families who do not have residence permits.

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  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust

    Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust

    Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust was created in April 2006, following the merger of County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust and Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust. They provide a range of mental health, learning disability and eating disorder services for the people living in County Durham and Darlington, the Tees Valley and most of North Yorkshire. With over 6,500 staff and an annual operating income of over £300 million we deliver our services by working in partnership with local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of other providers including voluntary organisations and the private sector, as well as service users, their carers and the public.

    Children and young people’s services

    This service includes all child and adolescent mental health services and early intervention in psychosis services for the people of County Durham, Darlington, Teesside and North Yorkshire.

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  • The Bridge Foundation

    The Bridge Foundation

    The Bridge Foundation is a Bristol-based charity that provides accessible, high quality clinical services to a wide range of individuals, professionals and commissioners. Since their formation in 1983, they have grown into a multidisciplinary, psychoanalytic Centre of Excellence, specialising in child and family mental health.

    Today, the Bridge Psychotherapy Service and Bridge in Schools programme provides therapy and consultation for more than 100 clients a week.

    We also run a vibrant programme of public events and training courses, to promote the application of psychoanalytic thinking in clinical practice, the arts and public life.

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  • The Pears Family School

    The Pears Family School

    The Family School is a different type of school that provides opportunities for young people who currently present as unsuited or unable to meet the demands of mainstream school provision.  It is our conviction that many of these children have tremendous latent potential that an innovative school will nurture and release for the benefit of the wider society. 

    These children need early and sustained intervention to ensure that in the first instance they are not permanently excluded from school or, where they have already been excluded, to ensure their return to full time appropriate provision is rapid and sustained.

    The Family School will enable its pupils to:

    • progress academically;
    • improve their challenging behaviours;
    • recover their psychological and emotional well-being; and
    • gain resilience so that they continue with full-time education and return successfully to their mainstream school.

    The Family School has been developed through a new collaboration between the Anna Freud Centre and the former heads of a family education centre in Westminster, Neil Dawson and Brenda McHugh.

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  • The School & Family Works

    The School & Family Works

    The School & Family Works offers flexible, therapeutic, community based services that enable schools and families to work together to help vulnerable children achieve educational success. The company was formed in 2009 by Mark Griffiths, an experienced educational psychotherapist.

    Mark’s current role is Chief Executive. Based in Petersham, Surrey, he is supported by a group of experienced, professionally qualified therapists, a support team and by five other directors.

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  • University Hospital Northern Norway

    University Hospital Northern Norway

    The University Hospital of North Norway or UNN is a hospital and health trust. UNN is a university hospital for the region which includes the counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark. It is part of the Northern Norway Regional Health Authority. Its service area has a combined population of 465,000.

    Their four primary tasks are treatment of patients, training of patients and next of kin, research, and education of health personnel. They also have psychiatric care and substance abuse treatment in Åsgård in Tromsø, in Harstad, in Narvik and in several other places in Troms and the Narvik area. 

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  • Unlocking Potential

    Unlocking Potential

    Unlocking Potential work collaboratively with communities to enable children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs to unlock their full potential.

    They deliver high performing therapeutic programmes and education provision for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). They work in collaboration with families, communities, and other partners to ensure that children and young people access the interventions they need in order to thrive. The organisation provide opportunities for young adults who are not in education, employment or training to enter the workplace and become productive, self-sustaining and independent adults.

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  • Xenzone


    For more than 17 years, XenZone has helped improve the lives of children, young people and adults by connecting them with clinicians and each other in safe, supportive online communities. They are pioneers in online counselling, trusted by the NHS and over 250,000 people who have used or are using their services. They understand how to bring together emerging technologies with innovation in clinical practice and evaluation to create new models of care in mental health.

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  • YPAS


    Established in 1966 the Young Person's Advisory Service (YPAS) is a charitable sector organisation that supports children, young people and families. They have 3 locations in Central, South and North Liverpool.

    YPAS provides a diverse range of support, counselling and psychotherapy services to address the mental health and emotional wellbeing difficulties of Liverpool's children and young people aged 16-25 years and their families.

    Their mission is to improve the mental health and emotional well-being needs of children, young people and families in a non-stigmatized environment, that allows them to:

    • deliver a wide range of support and therapeutic interventions
    • reach children, young people and families as early as possible
    • consistently monitor progress and change
    • work jointly with professionals across health, education and social care
    • include children, young people and families in the design and delivery of services
    • ensure services and pathways are accessible.
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