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The Torbay Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service provides emotional and mental health assessment and treatment to children, young people, aged 0-18 years, and their families/carers within Torbay.
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Are You Looking To Support Your Child Back To Health And Happiness.... But Need Help & Support
Being the parent of self-harming child is devastating and complex. You are most likely in one of the most painful and difficult periods of your life.
I know how you feel.
I want to assure you that you're not alone.
You'll desperately want to do EVERYTHING possible to support your child through this crisis, but there's a strong chance you are feeling:
- UNPREPARED - with no relevant experience or training
- FROZEN - unsure how to move forward
- DISCONNECTED - from your child who may be unwilling to accept help
- ANGRY - at how teachers and schools etc have let your child down
- GUILTY - wondering if you could have prevented this
- FEARFUL - of how this situation could escalate
Most likely, you'll have reached out to your doctor, CAMHS or a healthcare professional to support your child's recovery.
- To help them rediscover their smile, self-worth and confidence.
- To get them back-on-track and realise their full potential in life.
- You may have a long wait for your child's first CAMHS appointment.
- You may have been told that your child's case isn't critical enough for CAMHS support.
- You simply feel there is more YOU could do.
0 to 10 Torbay and South West Family Values are working together and offering free interventions with our wellbeing practitioners as part of our ongoing children’s mental health work and our response to the impact of Covid 19. If you are a parent who is worried that your child or teen is suffering from low mood or anxiety, please get in touch to see if we can help.
Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) provide early intervention Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children, young people (aged 8-18) and families to help manage mild-moderate anxiety and low mood. CWPs offer guided self-help strategies to help manage these problems and stop them from developing into more severe difficulties. Throughout our sessions we will support you in learning strategies which you will then be able to take away with you and continue using after our sessions are over.
Wellbeing Practitioners can offer up to 12 sessions, which last between 30 minutes and 1 hour. This can change depending on what you need.
- The CWP will explore with you how to understand your difficulties
- They will help you to set goals which you will then work towards together
- There is also between-session practice to do when learning new strategies
Some young people see us on their own and some young people come with their parents/carers. We might have our sessions on the telephone, over email, on Facetime/Zoom or face-to-face. These might be weekly, or every other week. We can also offer parent led interventions to help parents help their child with anxiety or low mood
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The 0 to 19 Torbay Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service provides low level mental health support to children and young people aged 8 to 18 years though our child wellbeing practitioners.
Torbay wellbeing service is a partnership between 0to19 Torbay, Checkpoint, South West family Values, Young Devon and Imagine This. Our Wellbeing Service provides a range of services that are designed to help you with your practical issues: offering various groups, drop-ins and individual information, advice and guidance.
For more information, download the leaflet here. To access the service please complete the enquiry form. Once we have received this the young person will be contact by one of the team to find out more about them to ensure we offer the right support for them.
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