Within the Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) offer, we have a range of Social Prescribers working in various settings.
Currently, we have two Social Prescribing projects, one is working alongside the clinicians of CAMHS Getting More Help Teams, and the other is in a CAMHS Tier 4 hospitals.
Our Social Prescribers connect young people to community offers which will complement the current clinical provision in place. They have brilliant connections with community providers and seek out the best ideas to help develop the interests of young people.
What is Social Prescribing?
Social Prescribing is about supporting young people to link back into the community, alongside their clinical support.
This could be through connecting the young person to a football club, supporting them to access a local youth club, linking them to other charities that offer alternative education or helping to reignite their lost interests.
Holistic approaches to mental health put the person at the centre of their treatment. This method addresses the young person's emotional, mental and physical needs and allows them to create value and connection with the community around them.
How To Access
To access the Social Prescribing offer young people will need to already be receiving support from CAMHS.
You can contact the SPA team or visit the CAMHS SPA website to learn more about how to do this.