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At Response, we understand that mental health challenges can affect anyone at any age. That's why we offer specialised services for children, young people, and families who need support.
We provide a range of evidence-based treatments and interventions, including cognitive-behavioural therapy informed approaches, and solution-focused methods and more.
Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each young person and family we work with. We take a person-centred approach to care, focusing on the individual's strengths and working collaboratively with families to support them through their journey. We are particularly skilled at bringing a Youth Worker and Social Prescribing approach to our work.
Our team understands that seeking help for mental health challenges can be daunting, especially for children and young people. That's why we work to create a safe and welcoming environment where young people and their families can feel comfortable and supported.
We believe that early intervention and prevention are key to improving outcomes for young people and families struggling with mental health challenges. We work closely with schools, CAMHS, GPs, and other professionals to ensure that young people and families receive the support they need when they need it.
In the Community
We've opened up new choices, broader support and near-to-home access for many young people through our provision of specialist outreach workers. We have identified the right partners and are managing the process. Response have specialist outreach workers based in multiple locations.
Wellbeing Youth Workers (Mental Health Support Team)
The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) within CAMHS has teamed up with Response to offer a number of secondary schools in Oxfordshire access to a Wellbeing Youth Worker as part of their Whole School Approach. In addition, we are now extending our expertise to offer Youth Work in private schools.
Our Youth Workers offer preventative mental health support to young people in the schools they are based in. They do this through fun, engaging and flexible approaches that fit to the needs of the individual young people and the needs of the schools.
Reframe is a new project supporting 16-25-year-olds affected by life-changing events who are falling through the gaps between Child & Adolescent to Adult Mental Health Services. The overriding aims of the Reframe are to reduce health inequalities, increase resilience and improve life chances for young adults.
Currently, Reframe is operating in Berkshire West (covering the local areas of Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire) supporting young people in care or those leaving the care system. We are also taking private, paid for referral across the whole of the Thames Valley.
Specialist Youth Workers
The aim of this project is to support young people with the most acute mental health needs in hospitals through social prescribing methods. If young people are placed in a Tier 4 hospital unit, they are often at a stage with their mental health where specialist treatment is needed because they are at risk of becoming very unwell.
Getting Help Social Prescribers
Our Social Prescribers connect young people to community offers which will complement the clinical offer in place.
They have brilliant connections with community providers and seek out the best ideas to help develop the interests of the young people.
Young People's Supported Accommodation (YPSA)
The Young People's Supported Accomodation (YPSA) is commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council, in partnership with the district councils. The YPSA is a service that supports young people aged 16 to 24 that require accommodation and support to develop independent living skills. Response is commissioned to provide some of the accommodation and support, and some of this is delivered in partnership with Oxfordshire Youth.
Who have we helped?
of Young People and their families are supported every year through our services
Young People living in our supported accommodation
Hi I’m Theo. “I was surprised by how relaxed I felt in the sessions- in my very first session with Response I opened up about everything. We worked together to fix issues from the past, and I realised I was dealing with always ‘trying to be a man.”
“Hi, I'm Brad. It would have seemed like I had it all - I was at University, I had a supportive girlfriend, and family, I enjoyed playing sport. But I was really, really struggling internally.”
“Hi I'm Maxi! When I first came to Response, I struggled with my identity. I identified as non-binary and thought my family wouldn't accept me. It was extremely stressful.”