Our Primary Mental Health Work service is an early intervention and prevention service providing support and advice for children and young people up to the age of 18 and their families and carers.
Firstly we will provide an initial assessment following your referral to help us to understand the nature of your difficulties and identify the best support for you. If we think our service can help you may be eligible for a range of treatments. This can vary depending on your individual needs. It includes evidence based interventions such as self-help information and one to one advice based on challenging unhelpful thoughts, increasing your levels of activity, helping you to find solutions through problem solving and counselling.
We support children and young people experiencing a range of emotional wellbeing and mental health problems such as:
- Anxiety including panic, social anxiety and phobias
- Habitual behaviours of an obsessive compulsive nature
- Low mood and depression
- Managing emotions and anger
- Poor body image
- Difficulty in adjusting to traumatic life events including parental separation, bereavement and bullying
- Behavioural issues
Young people come and see us when the above issues are moderate in nature, the issue has not been resolved following initial help at school or at home, and when it is having a significant impact on their day to day life.