New service launches from April to support children and young people experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing and mental health in Somerset



It has been recognised nationally that we need to provide a greater range of support for the one in nine children and young people in Somerset who experience difficulties with their emotional and mental health.

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Providing suitable and timely access to the right support, allows children and young people to maximise their prospects for a healthy and happy life.

As part of the iThrive Model for children and adolescent mental health services, Somerset CCG has commissioned CAMHS and Young Somerset to extend the current mental health and well-being offer with a new service, Getting Help.

The Getting Help service will offer children and young people who do not meet the criteria for specialist CAMHS support, but still require specific support and intervention around their mental health to access tailored support. This new service fits in-between early intervention i.e., Big Tent and the Getting More Help service i.e., CAMHS.

The new service is intended to support children and young people with a range of conditions including support for those who self-harm, have phobias or who suffer from anxiety or depression.

For more information, please see the attached document.

Please circulate the attached information to anyone in your school/college that has a role in supporting children and young people with their emotional wellbeing and health.

FINAL 23 March Schools announcement - Getting Help_ (002).pdf

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