Primary Mental Health Work
Are you feeling worried, anxious, stressed or depressed?
Primary Mental Health Workers support young people aged 11-18 who are experiencing mental health difficulties that may not meet the CAHMS 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suicidal thoughts (without attempting or making plans to commit suicide), low mood, consistently getting angry, being withdrawn from others, body image, self-esteem, self-worth, bullying, help to minimise the impact of negative life experiences.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 focus intervention, guided self-help, group work and one-to-one sessions. You can see your Primary Mental Health Worker in your school or in a safe location in the community. 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 Duty Worker.