Children and Young People's Mental Health
There are a number of different services available across North Yorkshire to support children and young people’s mental health.
These include services commissioned by NHS North Yorkshire CCG, services commissioned by North Yorkshire County Council (such as Compass Phoenix) and services provided by the voluntary and community sector and the private sector.
The Go-To website
Information about services and support available for children and young people’s mental health can be found in one place – The Go-To website. The website is designed to help young people, parents and carers and professionals find the right mental health and wellbeing support to help young people stay well.
For health professionals
- The TEWV CAMHS/ADHD Referral Form is available, here
- Compass Phoenix: professionals' referral form
- Healthy Child referrals click here
- RCPCH position statement on role of paediatricians in supporting CYP’s mental health
- RPsych ‘Quality Standards for Children and Young People for Liaison Psychiatry Services’
- RCPCH ‘Facing the Future: standards for children in emergency care settings’
Supporting Children and Young Peoples Social and Emotional Mental Health
Local Transformation Plans
In 2015 the Government published Future in Mind, a key document for children and young people's mental health. It outlined a number of ways to improve mental health care for children and young people.
In response to Future in Mind, the NHS North Yorkshire CCG developed a Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental health. The plan outlines key priorities and key accomplishments across the CCG. The document is refreshed annually, the October 2021 can be found and the October 2019 update is available to download here.
National Resources & Training
Help for children and young people can come from several sources, including family, friends, schools and colleges, and the voluntary sector.
Some national resources for children, young people, families and carers and professionals and training can be found below:
For further information on national and local organisations and resources supporting Children and Young Peoples Social and Emotional Mental Health across North Yorkshire visit the professional resources page on our Go-To Website.
If you're in crisis and need support, it's important to get help.
- If you’ve seriously injured yourself or taken an overdose call 999 or get immediate medical advice from NHS 111.
- If you’re in a mental health emergency you can call the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust single point of access crisis freephone number: 0800 0516171. This is an-all age, single point of access telephone number available 24/7 for those living in most of North Yorkshire, County Durham and Darlington and Teesside.
- You can also text the SHOUT National Crisis line on 85258.
- Young Minds Crisis Messenger also provides free crisis support – this is available every day of the week, at any time day or night. Text YM to 85258.