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Children and young people's mental health

Here you'll find information about useful websites about emotional, mental health and wellbeing issues for children and young people.
24 June 2021

Launches 1 July 2021

YOUnited offers help to children and young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

It is available to those up to the age of 25 and offers a range of support including therapies, counselling and guided self-help.

Referrals can be made to YOUnited by a GP or any professional working with children or young people.

Referral information can be found on the CPFT website here and in the attached briefing note.

All referrals are triaged and assessed by specialist staff from YOUnited who then work with children and young people, as well as their family or carers if necessary, on the best pathway to support their needs.

The YOUnited referral hub only accepts professional referrals. Young people between 17 and 25 can self-refer to Centre 33.

YOUnited is a partnership involving: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Centre 33, and Ormiston Families. Young people have been instrumental in helping co-design the service.

10 June 2021

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service

From 1 July 2021, CHUMS will no longer be delivering the Emotional Wellbeing Service in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. From 1 July, a new service called Younited will be providing support for children and young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health.  

We would like to reassure those already referred to CHUMS that the new service will continue to support you with your mental wellbeing, and this change will not affect the level of support offered to you.  Children and young people will be contacted by the new service in due course.

Younited will be provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) under a partnership agreement with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Centre 33, and Ormiston Families.

Professionals will be able to make a new referral to this service from 1 July 2021.

The Local Transformation Plan (LTP) 2019/20

The Children and Young People's LTP provides a collective vision for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to address the emotional and mental health needs of its children and young people’s population over the next five years. It recognises the importance of supporting and equipping parents and families, where appropriate, to support their children and young people with mental health and wellbeing needs.

The following documents are available as part of the 2019/20 plan

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Keep your head website

Growing up can be challenging – with exams, issues with friends, changes at home, or finding a job. This can affect how we feel and it can impact on our wellbeing and mental health. The Keep your head website brings together good, reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children and young people, parents and carers, and professionals.

Kooth website

The Kooth website is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for children and young people, accessible on mobiles, tablets, and via your desktop.