We work closely with a number of services across the South West region, both voluntary and statutory (i.e. CAMHS services within the NHS). Browse the map below or explore more about each service underneath the map. 

Bristol

1625 Independent People is a charity that supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Age range: 16-25
  • Offer provision for: 1625IP run a number of specialist projects and services to help young people in different ways.
  • Interventions offered: 1625IP provide a broad range of care for young people, they find secure homes, teach life-skills, offer advice, help access training and job opportunities, and offer mental health support through their wellbeing service.

Address: Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0ER
Website: www.1625ip.co.uk
Twitter: @1625ip

Bristol CAMHS provide child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. They are community teams that help children and young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.

  • Status: Statutory Service
  • Age range: Under 18s
  • Offer provision for: CAMHS includes specialist teams to help with learning disabilities, self-harm, substance and alcohol misuse, sexual behaviour (Be Safe), eating disorders and supporting children in care (Thinking Allowed)
  • Interventions offered: Treatment options tailored to individuals and their needs. This can include groups, individual therapy, family therapy, medication and groups for parents.
  • Referral pathways: Referrals can be made by GPs and other health service staff, social workers and school staff. However, self-referrals cannot be made at present. The guidance and criteria is available on the website.

Address: Monks Park House, Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB (present at multiple locations around Bristol & South Glos.)
Website: www.awp.nhs.uk
Twitter: @livewellcamhs

Bristol Local Authority provide support for parents, carers and children, helping with behavioural difficulties and problems related to domestic violence or substance misuse. Additionally, children’s centres provide a range of early years and childcare services to local families.

  • Status: Statutory Service
  • Age range: Parents & Infants
  • Offer provision for: Parenting and early years
  • Interventions offered: Bristol LA offer support included 1-1 and group support, parenting courses, information and advice and resources to help with parenting. The children’s centres offer services which include parenting and support services, support for children with additional or special educational needs and outreach services.
  • Referral pathways: For information on parenting support, contact 0117 903 6444. Alternatively more information can be found on the website.

Address: Bristol City Council, City Hall, PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS
Website:  www.bristol.gov.uk
Twitter: @BristolCouncil

Creative Youth Network work to help young people remove or overcome the barriers young people face by: (1) Building trusting relationships with young people that enable them to address young people’s individual needs; (2) Advocating for young people to influence policy and get young voices heard; (3) Providing a wide range of programmes and activities to help young people reach their potential.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Age range: Age range for different projects vary (check website)
  • Offer provision for: All of the young people Creative Youth Network with are experiencing barriers that are preventing them from flourishing. Many of the young people are marginalised, unemployed, not in education, suffer poor mental health, are in care (or are care leavers), are asylum seekers, refugees, disabled, from low income households or are an ethnic minority. Creative Youth Network offer a range of programmes designed to support young people to overcome these barriers.
  • Interventions offered: Creative Youth Network offer a number of programmes:
    • Youth Centres
    • Advice and support
    • Creative courses
    • Alternative education and career advice
    • Wellbeing practitioners
  • Referral pathways: Referrals can be on website (including self-referrals)
     

Address: The Kingswood Estate, 20 Old School House, Britannia Road, Bristol, BS15 8DB
Website: www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk
Twitter: @Creative_Youth

OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Age range: 11-25 years
  • Offer provision for: OTR offer support for a wide variety of problems, including problems with mood, friends or family, sexuality and/or gender identity, self-harm, eating and ethnic and cultural identities.
  • Interventions offered: OTR run a number of projects including group workshops, anti-stigma campaigns and LGBTQ+ support for young people. They also provide a wide range of one-to-one therapies, including counselling, CBT and creative therapies.
  • Referral pathways: OTR run drop-in groups, along with groups and 1:1 therapies that can be accessed via sign-up forms on their website. Access to CBT in Bristol is via Bristol Wellbeing Therapies, and in South Gloucestershire it is via South Gloucestershire Talking Therapies. There is a team of Wellbeing Practitioners at OTR who also offer brief evidence-based therapeutic work in schools and in the community. These are accessed through schools or other community settings, such as GPs.

Address: 8-10 West Street, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0BH
Website: www.otrbristol.org.uk
Twitter: @otrbristol

Cornwall

Young People Cornwall engages, inspires and supports young people across the country, with youth work that makes a difference. They run a number of programmes including offering mental health support, mentorship, running anti-bullying initiatives and youth clubs.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Age range: 11-19
  • Offer provision for: Young People Cornwall offer a shoulder to lean on and a safe, confidential space to talk about any issues young people might be facing through their Hear Our Voice project. YPC also run education sessions for young people in schools to learn about mental health.
  • Interventions offered: Through one-to-one sessions and group work, YPC offer up to 12 hours of support, before working out what’s next. This could be providing relevant up-to-date information, bringing in the right experts to talk to, or simply giving young people the boost to jump the next hurdle – perhaps booking a doctor’s appointment or helping them navigate the different services out there, to find the one that suits them.
  • Referral pathways: Referral guidance and forms for the Hear My Voice programme can be found on the website.

Address: 61 Lemon Street, Truro, TR1 2PE (have multiple centres).
Website: www.youngpeoplecornwall.org
Twitter: @YPCmakingwaves

Specialist community child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) provide assessment, advice and treatment for children and young people with severe and complex mental health problems. CAMHS also provide support and advice to their families or carers.

  • Status: Statutory Service
  • Age range: 0-18
  • Offer provision for: A range of mental health difficulties, which may include: Severe ADHD, Anxiety Depression, Eating disorders and Psychosis. A specialist part of CAMHS work with mental health difficulties associated with moderate and severe learning difficulties.
  • Interventions offered: Services are usually multi-disciplinary teams of mental health professionals providing a range of interventions in the community, working with schools, social care, charities, voluntary and community groups.
  • Referral pathways: Cornwall CAMHS take referrals from any source, including parents or self-referrals. There is a referral form that is sent to a central multi-agency Hub based in County Hall in Truro. Details of referral criteria and how to refer can be found on the website.

Address: Children’s Services Care Management Centre, Truro Health Park, Infirmary Hill, Truro
 Tr1 2JA
Website: www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/camhs?
Twitter: @CornwallFT

Devon

Action for Children’s Devon Children’s centres provide Early Help to the whole family from pregnancy through to age eight, when families most need support using the “team around the family” approach.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Age range:Families and children up to age 8
  • Offer provision for: Any parent with a child aged eight years and under
  • Interventions offered: In Devon, Early Help is made up of service users, community resources, and a range of service providers who will work together to enable families to manage their own dilemmas and solve their own problems, making changes to secure the wellbeing of their children. From April 2018, the Children’s Centres across Devon will provide a range of services to support any parent with a child aged eight years and under who feels they would benefit from Early Help.
  • Referral Pathways: The different Children’s Centre services can be accessed through referral forms found on the website.

Address: Magnolia Avenue, Exeter, EX2 6DJ (have multiple centres in Devon)
Website: www.actionforchildren.org.uk
Twitter: @actnforchildren

Barnardo’s Plymouth provide a wide range of services across the city including Children’s Centres, Young Carers, Sexual Exploitation (BASE) and Independent Visiting and Advocay Services (PIVAS). Their aim is to protect all children from harm and empower the local community.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Offer provision for: Barnardo’s run Children’s Centres focussed on parents and expectant parents, carers and children 
  • Interventions offered: The Children’s Centres run activities for parents and children, as well as offering advice and support. Families can access varying levels of support from getting advice about toilet training and early childhood issues to receiving 1:1 parenting support or accessing information on domestic abuse.
  • Referral pathways: Families can self-refer via the website or can be referred in by an external agency such as a GP or Health Visitor.

Address: Four Greens Community Hub, 15 Whitleigh Green, Plymouth PL5 4DD (have multiple centres in Plymouth).
Website: www.barnardosplymouth.org.uk
Twitter: @barnardos

Across Torbay, CheckPoint provide a range of free and confidential information, advice and support services for children and young people.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Age range: 8-17
  • Offer provision for: CheckPoint offers services for child sexual exploitation, drug and alcohol support, children’s rights advocacy, missing from home, emotional health and wellbeing and sexual abuse.
  • Interventions offered: With regard to wellbeing, CheckPoint offer cognitive behavioural therapy interventions.
  • Referral Pathways: Services can be accessed via self-referral, parents/carers, or with the support of an already involved professional such as doctors, youth workers, and social workers.

Address: 7 Victoria Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HU
Website: www.childrenssociety.org.uk/checkpoint
Twitter: @childrensociety

The Devon Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provide help for children and young people who may be experiencing problems with their emotional or psychological wellbeing or mental health.

  • Status: Statutory sector 
  • Age range: Under 18s
  • Offer provision for: The CAMHS team will see children and young people where there are concerns about their emotional or psychological wellbeing or mental health.
  • Interventions offered: Specialist teams can offer many different treatment options, depending on the difficulties being experiences and the type of problems. Some of the treatment options include talking therapies, young people’s groups, family therapy, CBT, psychotherapy, medication and art therapy.
  • Referral Pathways: Anyone can make a referral into Devon CAMHS including GPs, school staff, children and young people and families and carers. This is done using the Request for Services form available on the website.

Address: Integrated Children’s Services, Single Point of Access Team, 1a Capital Court, Bittern Road, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter EX2 7FW (A number of locations across Devon)
Website: childrenandfamilyhealthdevon.nhs.uk/camhs

Plymouth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides high quality, multi-disciplinary mental health services to all children and young people with mental health difficulties and disorders to ensure effective assessment, treatment and therapeutic support for them and their families.

  • Status: Statutory Service
  • Age range:5 – 18 (also have specialist infant team)
  • Offer provision for: A range of needs, which could include anxiety/mood disorders, ADHD, self-harm, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic disorder and psychotic disorders.
  • Interventions offered: Livewell Southwest’s CAMHS has multidisciplinary teams that offer a high quality service to all children and young people between the ages of 5 – 18 who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. This includes mental health nurses, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists whose priority is to work quickly to provide an effective assessment, treatment plan and therapeutic support for individuals, and their families.
  • Referral pathways: Referrals can be made by GPs, Child and Family Social Services, Paediatric Services, Health Services, Educational Services or Third Sector Providers

Address: Mount Gould Local Care Centre, 200 Mount Gould Road, Mount Gould, Plymouth, PL4 7PY
Website: www.livewellsouthwest.co.uk
Twitter: @livewellcamhs

Plymouth’s Child Development Centre (CDC) is an assessment centre which provides both initial outpatient assessment and continuing treatment and support for children. The CDC is a partnership working between Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Plymouth City Council.

  • Status: Statutory Service
  • Age range: CWPs work with children aged 7-18 and parents of children aged 4-10.
  • Offer provision for: Dealing with difficult feelings like anxiety, anger and low mood, adjustment to a medical condition, pain management, coping with physical symptoms, helping with behaviour that can challenge, supporting families with difficult diagnoses. CWPs work with children and young people who have mild to moderate mental health difficulties.
  • Interventions offered: Clinical Psychologists at the centre provide talking therapies e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, behavioural therapy, attachment focussed therapy, trauma focussed therapy, Compassion Focussed therapy and tailor them to meet the client’s goals. CWPs work with low-intensity evidence-based CBT therapies.
  • Referral pathways: Children are referred by the medical team within the hospital (e.g. a Dr or specialist nurse). 

Address: Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth, PL2 2PQ
Website: https://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk/cdc
Twitter: @PlymouthCDC

South West Family Values provide interventions designed to support families and help children achieve the best outcomes possible.

  • Status: Community Interest Company
  • Age range: Work with parents and families
  • Offer provision for: South West Family Values specialise in parenting (group and 1-1, PPP, Nurture and Incredible Years), Family Support and School Attendance.
  • Interventions offered:
    • Family support work, including parent drop-ins, advice and guidance, general parenting support and transition work
    • Attendance support, including home visits, parenting contracts, targeted 1-1 support, late gates and working with schools to create attendance policies
    • Door Knock Service, to ensure child is seen and well in cases of safeguarding issues
    • Parenting programmes in the following models: Triple P (0-12 and teen), Nurture, Incredible Years, Timid to Tiger, Ascend, Helping the non-compliant child.
  • Referral Pathways: SWFV has a number of school contracts through which they provide a range of support to families, attendance support and parenting programmes.

Address: c/o Vincent & Co Accountants, 37 Shiphay Lane, Torquay, TQ2 7DU
Website: www.southwestfamilyvalues.org.uk
Twitter: @SWFamilyValues

Torbay CAMHS provides emotional and mental health assessment and treatment to children and young people and their families/carers.

  • Status: Statutory service
  • Age range: 0-18
  • Offer provision for: Torbay CAMHS offer support for individuals with a range of experiences, including abuse, mood problems, autism, bullying, eating disorders, problems in families, psychosis and self-harming.
  • Interventions offered: Torbay CAMHS offer a number of types of treatment:
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
    • Creative Therapies
    • Systemic Family Therapies (SFT)
    • Psychiatric Interventions
    • Play Therapy
    • Brief Solution Focus Therapy (BSFT)
    • Interpersonal Therapy
    • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
    • Parenting Workshops
  • Referral Pathways: Self-referrals can be made via the referral form on the website. Referral criteria is also available on the website.

Address: The Annexe, 187 Newton Road, Torquay, TQ7 2BA
Website: www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/camhs

Xenzone makes it easy and safe for all generations to access mental health and emotional wellbeing services as and when they need them. They use technology to remove barriers hindering children, young people and adults from accessing mental health support. 

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Offer provision for: Xenzone support young people with varying needs including, anxiety, depression, feelings of self-worth, friendships, bullying, self-harm and many other issues.
  • Interventions offered: Xenzone works as part of comprehensive CAMH services by providing an early intervention services through their online counselling and emotional wellbeing support platform Kooth. Where a young person meets the criteria for specialist CAMH services, Xenzone work with local NHS partners to ensure an integrated model of support.
  • Referral Pathways: When commissioned in their local authority, any child or young person can access Kooth for free.

Address: Online service covering entire South West region.
Website: xenzone.com
Twitter: @XenZone_UK

YMCA Exeter are committed to helping children and young people build resilience so they can cope during mental health challenges and experience fullness of life in the future.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Offer provision for: Safe places where children and young people can make healthy friendships, have conversations about topics relevant to them and talk to trusted adults. Youth clubs for children aged between 8-17.
  • Interventions offered: YMCA’s projects include supported accommodation, youth and schools work, and work with offenders. Many of these projects run mental health activities to improve day to day wellbeing, develop support networks and bring individuals out of crisis.
  • Referral pathways: YMCA’s youth clubs are drop-in and 1-1 sessions are also available. For external agencies referring a young person for accommodation or support there is a form available on the website.

Address: 39, 41 St. Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 4DA
Website: www.ymcaexeter.org.uk
Twitter: @YMCAExeter

Young Devon tackles disadvantage and improves opportunities for young people, with teams working on Skills, Accommodation, Wellbeing and Voice.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Offer provision for: Young Devon have specialist teams in accommodation, sexual health and counselling, able to support young people with the challenges they may face.
  • Interventions offered: With regard to mental health support, Young Devon offer services in their centres where young people can meet privately with one of their highly skills team of counsellors. They work closely with schools across Devon and Plymouth providing counselling in schools and also training staff.
  • Referral pathways: Young people can access support through filling out the form on the website or calling one of the centres (details on website).

Address: 10 Erme Road, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0AB
Website: www.youngdevon.org
Twitter: @youngdevon

Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust offers specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health service for all children and young people who are registered with a GP in Gloucestershire or Herefordshire. They see children and young people up to 18 years of age when they find it hard to cope with their feelings.
  • Status: Statutory service
  • Age range: Under 18s
  • Offer provision for: The team offer specialist mental health service for children and young people up to their 18th birthday who are finding it hard to cope with their feelings and other mental health issues.
  • Interventions offered: A variety of interventions, including art therapy,  CBT, family therapy, occupational therapy, and psychotherapy.
  • Referral pathways: Referral from a doctor, teacher or a youth worker. Referrals are not accepted directly from families, but any professional who works with the child is able to refer them to the service.
Address: CYPS Gloucestershire, Horton Road, Gloucester, GL1 3PX Website: cayp.ghc.nhs.uk Twitter: GlosHealthNHS 

Herefordshire

The CLD Trust offers a counselling service, as well as a range of services to schools, colleges and businesses.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Age range: 10-18
  • Offer provision for: Counsellors and psychotherapists provide a service for those who are looking for help and support for a range of emotions and mental health issues. This may include talking about experiences, past and present, or relationships, feelings, emotions and the way we express ourselves, or our ways of thinking and behaving.
  • Interventions offered: A variety of counselling therapy, including brief sessional therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, specialist substance misuse and art therapy.
  • Referral pathways: Referrals can be made through a GP/school nurse. In addition, the CLD Trust can be emailed for a self-referral form. Details are on the website.

Address: 20 East Street, Hereford, HR1 2LU
Website: www.thecldtrust.org

The Herefordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides specialist mental health services for children and young people and their families and carers.

  • Status: Statutory Service
  • Age range: 0 – 18
  • Offer provision for: Hereford CAMHS offers support for children and young people who are having problems with relationships with family, friends or at school; feeling depressed, anxious, self-harming, or having problems with eating; or experience of a traumatic event in their lives.
  • Interventions offered: Therapies and interventions that are provided include: family work, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), specialist assessments for ASD, ADHD, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, psychosis and eating disorders.
  • Referral pathways: Referrals can be made by professionals including: GPs, school nurses, health visitors, specialist staff within schools, social workers, drug workers, YOS workers and paediatricians. Referral criteria is available on the website.

Address: The Linden Centre at Gaol Street Clinic, Gaol Street, Hereford, HR1 2HU
Website: www.ghc.nhs.uk
Twitter: @GlosHealthNHS

Somerset

Children’s centres provide services for families with children under five. They host drop-in advice clinics, parenting workshops, parent and toddler groups and even speech and language services. Many also host regular activities for children under five.

  • Status: Statutory Sector
  • Age range: Parents & Under 5s
  • Offer provision for: Parenting and early years
  • Interventions offered: Drop-in advice clinics, parenting workshops, parent and toddler groups and speech and language services
  • Referral pathways: Contact information for the various children’s centres can be found online.

Address: Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1UJ
Website: www.n-somerset.gov.uk
Twitter: @NorthSomersetC

Somerset CAMHS offers assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

  • Status: Statutory
  • Age range: Under 18s
  • Offer provision for: Somerset CAMHS offer support for a range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, psychosis and ADHD.
  • Interventions offered: CAMHS offers a range of treatments, including cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, psychotherapy, family therapy and art therapy.
  • Referral pathways: Referrals to the Single Point of Access (SPA) for CAMHS can be made by a wide range of agencies and professionals. The service welcome referrals by letter, use of the CAMHS referral form, by telephone or Early Help Assessment (EHA) form. At present the SPA is unable to accept self-referrals from parents/young people but this is something Somerset CAMHS are working on and hope will be available in the future.

Address: 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4RN
Website: www.sompar.nhs.uk
Twitter: @SomParNHS


Specialist CAMHS/Learning Disabilities provides evidence-based services for children and adolescents suffering from severe and complex mental health issues which have a significant impact on the child’s development and causes distress to the child and/or carers.

  • Status: Statutory Sector
  • Age range: 0-18
  • Offer provision for: CAMHS offers support for a range of problems including, conduct problems, relationship problems, depression and mood disorders, self-harm, anxiety, ADHD, psychosis and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Interventions offered: CAMHS Team offer the following services:

    • Generic and specialist mental health assessments
    • Individual interventions including counseling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), art psychotherapy, art protocol for trauma
    • Systemic Psychotherapy, family work and a Solution Focussed Therapy
    • Medication
    • Groups for parents and young people
    • Multi agency strategy groups
  • Referral pathways: Referral is via the Single Point of Entry form which is available from Drove Road and The Barn or the website.

Address: Great Western Road, Clavedon, BS21 6HB (have multiple centres)
Website: waht.nhs.uk

Wellspring offers confidential help and support in the local community, making counselling accessible to all in a timely manner.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Age range: 11-18
  • Offer provision for: Counselling sessions can be used to discuss any issues or concerns, however, below are some of issues people talk to Wellspring about: Feeling shy or lonely, Self-confidence, Making decisions about school or relationships, Wanting to improve relationships with family or friends, Parents, Making Changes, Things that feel private and concern you. Sexual matters, Eating problems, Childhood, How the past has affected you
  • Interventions offered: Counselling and wellbeing services.
  • Referral pathways: Clients can access services themselves or through their GP.

Address: Chapel Precinct, 74 Silver Street, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 2DS
Website: www.wellspringcounselling.org.uk

Young Somerset (formerly Somerset Rural Youth Project) helps young people access training and employment opportunities, challenges the isolation of living in rural areas, provides individual support and advice on a range of issues and encourages participation in positive activities.

  • Status: Voluntary Sector Organisation
  • Age range: Wellbeing Service: 8 – 19
  • Offer provision for: Young people don’t need a diagnosis or even be sure that they have a difficulty to get in touch – but they may be finding it difficult to cope with unhelpful thoughts and feelings. Young Somerset can help young people work out what to do next.
  • Interventions offered: Appointments are offered with Wellbeing Practitioners, who are able to provide evidence-based treatments for mild to moderate problems. They are trained in cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) for a range of mental health difficulties, and use them to help young people. They can also provide over-the phone and guided self-help support.
  • Referral pathways: Self-referral information on the website.

Address: Unit 2 Suprema Estate, Edington, Bridgewater, Somerset, TA7 9LF
Website: www.youngsomerset.org.uk
Twitter: @young_somerset