Covid19 Update: Referrals are being accepted on [email protected]. Weekly 1:1s via phone call or ‘visonable’. Our U18 PMHWs are still triaging CAMHS referrals in the SPA. We are checking in regularly with those on the waiting list.
We run a number of projects in schools and colleges across Southampton to help support you with anything you’re going through.
Primary Mental Health Workers
Primary Mental Health Workers support young people aged 11-18 who are experiencing emotional or low level mental health difficulties that may not meet the CAMHS criteria. They will work either on a short term or a long term basis depending on the needs of the individual, providing support with the following: anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts (without attempting or making plans to commit suicide), low mood, consistently getting angry, being withdrawn from others, body image, self-esteem, self-worth, bullying, help to minimise the impact of negative life experiences.
Primary Mental Health Workers can provide support in different ways, not limited to, but including: solution focused intervention, guided self-help, group work and one-to-one sessions. You can see your Primary Mental Health Worker in your school, college or at a Solent or No Limits base. Each appointment will last up to an hour and will be with the same worker either weekly or fortnightly.
You can be referred to the Primary Mental Health team by a No Limits worker or a CAMHS SPA Worker.
Buzz is delivered by the DASH team at No Limits. Through Buzz, the team delivers lessons, assemblies and outreach sessions at schools, youth clubs, community centres and other youth groups across Southampton to young people aged 14 to 15 years old.
Buzz sessions involve young people in discussions about the risks involved in drinking alcohol or using substances in order to equip them with the information they need to make healthy choices. There is an emphasis on exploring ways they can enjoy themselves without substances by participating in alternative activities.
Keeping things in perspective
It’s helped put things into perspective and I think about you when I’m at home doing revision.