Support for children and young people's mental health in GP practices

We have children and young people’s social prescribing workers based in GP practices in some areas within Worthing, Adur, Chanctonbury, Arun and rural north Chichester to support children and young people from age eight to 17 with their mental health

We are offering free mental health support to children and young people, aged eight to 17, through our workers based in GP practices.

Children and young people can face many issues and challenges, and getting support from our specialist workers can help. We can help you build positive steps towards better emotional and mental health.

If you are worried about your emotional well-being, are looking for advice or would like to understand ways to cope, you can speak to a staff member at your GP surgery, who could refer you to one of our team. We can then help you with:

  • one-to-one support, including face-to-face sessions, phone or video calls. After doing an initial assessment of your needs and creating a support plan, we would generally offer you six sessions of one-to-one support with an emphasis on working towards your goals
  • getting other support in the wider community. This includes linking you in with activities that might be beneficial for your mental health.

Note that this is not an emergency service and any child or young person with an urgent issue should seek immediate medical attention. This help for children and young people is only available in some areas and in certain GP surgeries. See link below for an A-Z list of the surgeries where this support is available.

"Kim really enjoyed the session with you. She struggles connecting with new adults, but she really opened up with you which was nice to see. It helped her to unload to someone who understands her feelings and can help her to cope" 

Parent of young person getting support with us

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