Are you under 18 and want help for worries? Find it hard to cope? Are you a family member or carer and need advice or support?
Point1 is a local service that is here for you. They offer professional support for infants, children and young people experiencing the early signs of mental health and emotional problems.
They offer short-term help to address the early signs of mental ill-health, to ensure infants, children and young people go on to achieve their full potential in life. Their services are delivered by Ormiston Families, working with the Norwich youth charity MAP and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). They also work with the local community to de-stigmatise issues around mental health. Our aim is to raise awareness so that children, young people and their families understand when and how to seek support.
Go to http://point-1.org.uk/ call 0800 977 4077 or email help [at] point-1.org.uk
Transformation plans for children and young people’s mental health services
Along with colleagues at Norfolk County Council we are looking at mental health services for children and young people. It is known as the LTP or Local Transformation Plan.
Improved and expanded mental health services for children and young people across Norfolk and Waveney are in the pipeline.
The NHS is planning to invest an extra £1.9m million per year in Norfolk and Waveney to transform access and support for children and adolescent’s mental health services (CAMHS). It is part of a national funding pledge that is recurrent – meaning the new money will be made available year after year.
The funding will bring more specialist mental health workers, improvement of existing services and building new services across both the NHS and voluntary sector. The planned transformation will also enable specialist workers to support schools and colleges with young people who have emerging mental health concerns as well as improving on-line support for children and their families.
The plans have been worked on for months by the Norfolk CAMHS Strategic Partnership, consisting of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, Norfolk County Council, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust, Ormiston Families and other providers and patient groups.
More information is available in the press release here or find out more information on the county council's website.