Guide to Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services

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One in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem at some point that affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or social background. Without care and treatment, mental health problems can have a serious effect on an individual and those around them.

Who should I contact?

If you are stressed and routinely feeling anxious, tense or depressed and find that these feelings interfere with sleeping, eating, relationships or work, there are a range of services that can help. 

We have put together short guides for mental health services which you can download and keep:

Remember, if you are unsure on who is best to talk to, you can always visit 111.nhs.uk/ or call NHS 111. You'll be ask several questions which will help guide you to the most appropriate service.

Local services

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs)

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) are a new service designed to support children and young people with mild to moderate mental health and emotional wellbeing in education settings. They are made up of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Practitioners and Education Mental Health Practitioners.

More information about MHSTs