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Mental health directory for professionals

If you are a professional worker and you support children or young people in Plymouth, then you may find the following mental health links and resources useful.


Bereavement Counselling Service (SW)


The Bereavement Counselling Service (BCS) is a charity which offers specialist bereavement counselling in response to complicated grief and traumatic loss.

Our counsellors are trained to help clients manage a wide range of emotions and responses to loss and bereavement. We help to find a way of coping with life without the loved one and to find a more manageable way to grieve.

Address

Phone

Email

Falcon House, 3 Eagle Road, Langage Business Park, Plymouth, PL7 5JY

01752 349769

enquiries@bcsplymouth.com

 


Children and Adolescent Mental Health


The role of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is to promote the mental health and psychological well-being of children and young people. Almost half of all mental health problems occur before age 14, so making sure the right services - tailored to the needs of younger people and children - are in place to support them is really important.

Livewell Southwest's CAMHS has multidisciplinary teams that offer a high-quality service to all children and young people between the ages of 5 - 18 who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. This includes mental health nurses, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists whose priority is to work quickly to provide an effective assessment, treatment plan and therapeutic support for individuals, and their families.

We have dedicated CAMHS teams for different treatment pathways, including at Plym Bridge House, a tier 4 tertiary unit that supports 12 to 18-year-olds with serious mental ill-health from across Devon and Cornwall.

Phone

Website

01752 431613

livewellsouthwest.co.uk

 


CAMHS Infant Mental Health Team


The Infant Mental Health Team is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Infants and young children (up to the age of 5 years) may be referred to the team for a variety of reasons including actual or potential attachment difficulties, behavioural difficulties in the context of social, emotional or developmental difficulties, or Child Protection concerns impacting on the emotional wellbeing of children.

Intervention/therapy includes observation carried out in both home or educational settings and works with parents in understanding their child. This work may take place over a short number of sessions. Psychotherapy is available for longer-term difficulties which might be located in either the parent or child. In addition, group work such as 'Safety in Numbers' (a therapeutic post-natal depression group), and a parent-infant psychotherapy group are also offered. We also offer consultation to any professionals working with infants and young children individually or in groups. The Infant Primary Mental Workers also deliver bespoke training to the universal services.

The Infant Mental Health Team focuses on parent-infant mental health, inclusive of early intervention prior to birth. The team are able to respond when a parent or carer is distressed or anxious about their unborn child or new-born, and where staff in universal services have been unable to help that parent to feel less anxious or distressed. Psychotherapy for expectant women is available in individual or group work to help them address issues before the birth of their baby.

Address

Phone

Email

Website

Tamar Folk Children's Centre, St Budeaux, Plymouth, PL5 1RH

01752 434615

crt.plymouth@nhs.net

livewellsouthwest.co.uk

 


CAMHS Neuro-developmental Team (NDT)


The CAMHS Neuro-developmental Team (NDT) offers assessments to children and young people aged from 5 to 18 years who are suspected to have autism, ADHD or Tourette's Syndrome. 

These assessments may take place in clinics, at school, and at home. If we are unable to assess a young person in this way, then we may refer them to the Children's Day Programme (CDP). The CPD is an intensive 8-day assessment that occurs 2 days a week, over 4 weeks. The child/young person will attend the CDP on Tuesdays and Wednesdays instead of going to school.

If a diagnosis is made, we offer parenting support and intervention.

Address

Phone

Website

The Terraces, Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth, PL4 7QD

01752 434476

livewellsouthwest.co.uk

 


CAMHS Outreach Team (COT)


The CAMHS Outreach Team (COT) provide the following services:

  • A specialist and intense community response to young people between the ages of 5 and 18 years whose mental health state requires an urgent response. 
  • A full psycho-social assessment of children and young people who have presented via Derriford Hospital Emergency Department within 24 hours, once they have been declared medically fit.
  • Acute assessment and treatment in the community of young people between the ages of 5 and 18 years who are currently engaged with the I-TASC team where there is an acute clinical escalation that may bring the team to consider a possible inpatient admission to an adolescent psychiatric unit.

 The team provide risk assessments and management plans, intensive input in the community setting and monitoring of the young person's mental state and also supports the network around the young person. One of the functions of providing intensive support in the community is to prevent hospital admission by educating and supporting the network. This may also include monitoring of medication and liaison with doctors.

Phone

Website

01752 435122

livewellsouthwest.co.uk

 


Childline


Childline is a counselling service for young people up to their 19th birthday and is provided by the NSPCC.  They deal with any issues which cause distress or concern; some of the most common issues include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect, and psychological abuse.

Phone

Website

0800 1111

childline.org.uk

 


Family Matters


Family Matters provides a service to individuals and families who want safe and professional support for their relationship difficulties and who are registered with a Plymouth GP.

Address

Phone

Email

46-48 Devonport Road, Stoke, Plymouth, PL3 4DF         

01752 606826

familymatters@nhs.net

 


Home-Start South and West Devon


Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heart-breaking and overwhelming.

Life-changing events can happen to anyone. That is why Home-Start is ready to support families through their toughest times.

This could include isolation, mental ill-health and postnatal illness, money issues, twins, triplets and multiple children, disability, illness and when a relationship ends.

Address

Phone

Email

Website

The Rees Centre, Mudge Way, Plympton, Devon, PL7 2PS

01752 249740

homestart.shpt@gmail.com

home-start.org.uk

 


Jeremiahs Journey


Jeremiahs Journey is a Plymouth-based charity that provides free support to children, young people and their parents/carers who have or are about to experience the death of someone special. 

Currently, we support approximately 350 grieving children each year and have supported an estimated 5,500 children, young people and their families, since our founding in 1996. Nearly a third of the children that we support are bereaved through long term illnesses, such as cancer. Sadly, almost 50% of those in our care have lost or are facing the loss of a parent. 

Address

Phone

Website

Unit 10, HQ Business Centre, 237 Union Street, Plymouth, PL1 3HQ

01752 424348

jeremiahsjourney.org.uk

 


Kooth


Kooth is an online counselling and support platform. 

Our live counselling functionality allows children and young people to receive professional support through either booked or drop-in sessions as and when a session is required. Our qualified practitioners are real people, not bots, with significant experience in working with children and young people.

Website

kooth.com

 

 


The Zone


If you're struggling with how you're feeling, you're not alone. We can all struggle with our mental health at times.

At The Zone, we have a number of projects that can support you with your mental health.

  • You can talk to our youth support volunteers, in confidence, about how you are feeling and anything that may be worrying you. They are here throughout the week to listen and offer you support. They can also put you in touch with other services or organisations that can help you.
  • Our counselling service can support you are aged 13 - 25 and you've been the victim of a crime
  • Icebreak can support you if you are aged 16 - 22 and experiencing severe emotional distress
  • Insight can support you if you are aged 18+ and experiencing symptoms indicating the early onset of psychosis.
  • We also offer Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Schools providing help and support to students, parents and carers and school-based staff.

Address

Phone

Email

Website

14-16 Union Street, Derry's Cross, Plymouth, PL1 2SR

01752 206626

info@thezoneplymouth.co.uk

thezoneplymouth.co.uk

 


Young Devon


Young Devon is the largest young people's charity in the South West.

Our mission is simply to make Devon a better place for all young people. Each year we work with over 2,000 young people, building quality relationships to help them thrive.

Address

Phone

Email

Website

Young Devon, 10 Erme Road, PL21 0AB

 01752 691511

info@youngdevon.org

 youngdevon.org/coronavirus-resource-hub

 

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