Children & Young People

Supporting young people

The rise in the number of young people and children suffering from mental health issues is rising at unprecedented levels. In 2018 a survey by NHS Digital reported that over one in ten (12.5%) of young people in England described themselves as living with a mental health condition and these numbers are growing.

At Response, our dedicated teams are proud to be innovating, leading and managing projects that deliver better support to young people and children who are facing mental health issues. We’re passionate about enabling young people access to the right service, at the right time and in the right place. With that in mind, we’re focused on working:

In the community

We work closely with leading third sector specialist partners and NHS CAMHs to deliver a wide range of options to young people who are experiencing mental health challenges. By identifying the right partners and bringing our experience to managing the process, we’ve opened up new choices, broader support and near-to-home access for many young people. With specialist Community In-Reach workers based in multiple locations we’ve been able to increase the number of young people we can reach and support.

The 7 partners working alongside Response are ARK-T, BHYP, Synolos, Trax, Oxfordshire Youth, RAW and SOFEA.

Each partner works in a different part of Oxfordshire and offers a variety of services.

In 2018 226 young people were successfully engaged with as a result of the partnership.

“It’s taken me a long time to find someone who gets me and someone who I can trust”

Synolos Young Person

“Jenny helped me because she is a nice person and I can talk to her about anything.”

Ark T Young Person

“Thank you for providing me with a space in which I felt able to express my feelings and be myself”

BHYP Young Person

“Trax is like my extra family, Roby has helped me loads”

Trax Young Person

“It’s just good to talk about stuff and get it off your chest… I didn’t have a very good school life so SOFEA is like a second chance to get some education and make some friends and learn about new skills.”

SOFEA Young Person

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In schools

Working with Oxfordshire Health NHS Trust, Response will have specially trained workers in every school in Oxford City, delivering interventions, advice and sign-posting to young people their families, carers and school personnel.

With Care Leavers

The House Project is an innovative joint enterprise with Oxfordshire County Council to provide accommodation and support to 10 young care leavers in Oxfordshire. Response will provide the accommodation and the Intensive Housing Management required and play a significant role in both the referral and selection process of the Young People.

For more information on our young people and children’s services please contact: Claire Edney, Executive PA, on 01865 395284 or at