Specialist children and young people mental health workers in GP practices

We have mental health workers based in GP practices in some areas within Worthing, Adur, Chanctonbury and Arun to support children and young people from age eight to 18

We are offering free mental health support to children and young people, aged eight to 18, through our support workers based in GP practices.

If you are registered with a GP surgery in the following Primary Care Networks (PCN), you could receive mental health support for yourself (or, if you are a parent/carer your child) in your GP practice or in other local, confidential places.

Arun Integrated Care PCN (The Park Surgery, Westcourt Medical Centre and Willow Green Surgery)

Chanctonbury PCN (Steyning Medical Practice, Henfield Medical Centre, The Glebe Surgery and Billingshurst Surgery)

Adur Health Partnership PCN (Shoreham Health Centre, Northbourne Medical Centre, Manor Practice and Downsway Surgery)

Lancing and Sompting PCN (The Orchard surgery, New Pond Row and Ball tree Surgery)

Coastal and South Downs Care Partnership PCN (Lime Tree Surgeries and Barn Surgery)

Cissbury Integrated Care PCN (Selden Medical Centre, Strand Medical Group, Worthing Medical Group and Cornerways Surgery)

Children and young people can face many issues and challenges, and having these sessions can help. We can help you find positive steps towards improved 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 your GP 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, video calls, texts and emails. We also do informal 'walk and talk' appointments. Usually you would have six sessions.
  • help getting other support in the community, including coming along with you to your first meetings
  • together we will help you create a support plan that suits you.

This is not an emergency service and any child or young person with an urgent issue should seek immediate medical attention.

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