Children's Mental Health Social Prescribing

 

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Newton Place Surgery is pleased to inform you all that we now have a Children & Young People's Mental Health Social Prescribing Link Coordinator working within the practice.

The aim of the service is to help children and young people who are being negatively- impacted by their mental health. Eg anxiety, low mood, difficulties managing their thoughts, feelings or behaviour, support with impact from a distressing or traumatic event, struggling with family or peer relationships.

To achieve this, the service will provide a range of support for children and young people, as appropriate, including:

  • Refer and/or signpost to specialist services (community-based, national or online).
  • Provide strategies for individuals who present with low level mental health needs. This is often aimed at building confidence/resilience and preventing escalation of symptoms
  • Support individuals who have been referred to the mental health services or other specialist services whilst they are waiting for the specialist support to commence.
  • Support individuals who would benefit from a confidential safe place to express and explore their concerns or difficulties
  • Liaise with and support schools in making appropriate reasonable adjustments where school attendance is particularly difficult.

If you feel this service could be of help you can refer a child (age 5 - 17) by using the online referral form:

Social Prescribing Referral Form

Or you can request a referral via the surgery's eConsult process.