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Children and young people mental health directory

Adventure Breaks - Routeways

Delivered in partnership with Hamoaze House, this is a specialist support service offering weekend and holiday activities for disabled children.

Anna Freud Centre

We nurture and protect children and young people by developing support for infants, children, young people and their families from conception to 25 by bringing together the best in science, research, policy and practice.

Breathe Outdoors

We are a Outdoor Learning provider specialising in personal development, mental and physical health.


ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email. Any time, day or night we are here for you.

Children's Minds - Families Matter by Routeways

Children's Minds - Families Matter is a parent participation project led by Routeways, supported by Plymouth Parent Carer Voice and attended each month by CAMHS Community Team and the Child Development Centre.

Hidden Harm - Hamoaze House

Hamoaze house has been commissioned by Plymouth City Council to provide low level dedicated early intervention support to children and young people across Plymouth who may be experiencing Hidden Harm as a result of one or more of their parents or carers having alcohol and or substance misuse issues.

In Other Words group - Routeways

Supporting Children and Young People's aged 16-24 years mental health, In Other Words is a social group meeting fortnightly at Devonport Park Activity Centre which aims to improve the CAMHS experience for young people.


Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online wellbeing service for children and young people.

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline

A free national 24-hour helpline service which provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse.

Play2change - Creative Arts and Play Therapy

What is Play Therapy? Play therapy is proven to be an effective therapy that helps children modify behaviours, clarify self-concept, and build healthy relationships In Play Therapy children enter into a dynamic relationship with the therapist that enables them to express, explore and make sense of their difficult and painful experiences. Play Therapy helps children find healthier ways of communicating, develop fulfilling relationships, increase resilience, and facilitate emotional literacy. It is highly effective when children feel powerless in the face of their own emotions or experiences in their family or school life. By allowing them to determine both the nature, pace and outcomes of the work, it intrinsically increases the child's sense of self-efficacy which is acknowledged as a key component of resilience.

Plymouth Excellence Cluster (PEC)

Plymouth Excellence Cluster (PEC) is the provider of targeted Early Help services that support children's social, emotional and mental health needs for Plymouth primary schools. The services have been developed collaboratively with schools and are constantly refined and shaped by them.

Plymouth Healthy Futures Social Prescribing Service - Wolseley Trust

The Healthy Futures Social Prescribing Service works with GP practices in Plymouth to support patients who would like support to access activities and services in the community to improve their health and wellbeing.

Plymouth Young Carers

Get support and meet with other young carers every Tuesday at Efford Youth Centre.

Summerhouse Services

A holistic, not for profit organisation promoting positive mental health for children, young people and those that inhabit their world, through a range of holistic, person-centred, outcome-led and creative training and support services.

The Mix

The Mix provides a free, confidential helpline that gives young people in difficult situations the support and information they need to decide what they want to happen next. It could be anything from a listening ear to somewhere safe to stay for the night. The Mix is for young people who know they need help but don't know where to find it. They can talk to us by phone, email and webchat any day of the year.

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