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New service to help prevent escalation of mental health disorders (5-18)

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group have recently changed how children and young people are supported earlier to prevent escalation of mental health disorders.

 A new service will go live on 1 April 2020 offering the following to Wiltshire’s 5 to 18-year olds:

1. Information, advice and guidance
2. Online and face-to-face counselling
3. Navigation to positive activities in the community/social inclusion

It will also deliver information, advice and support to parents/carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health and wellbeing.

The new service provider is Barnardo’s, which will offer access to the new service via, as well as by aligning closely with the single point of access to Oxford Health’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

 Please see this letter for more details of the service.

 More information about addressing emotional wellbeing and mental health at school can be found here 

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