Some children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers have questions or concerns about mental health.
In this section you can find information about what kind of mental health provision is offered and if a child or young person is eligible.
You can also find out about groups and organisations that do work around mental health in the community and beyond.
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The Dimensions tool helps young people, parents, carers, referrers and professionals find out what could be offered to help with their particular difficulties, using a shared database of local interventions.
The database includes interventions across the services for young people, inside and outside the NHS, including those available through charities, support groups and the local authority.
This demonstrates the different kinds of services and support for well-being, with specialist mental health services being needed for only the more severe difficulties.
The Dimensions app has been developed with carers, service users, referrers, local services, clinicians and the CWPT Trust.
Coventry & Warwickshire Mind is a local mental health charity affiliated to MIND: the leading mental health charity in England & Wales. For over 50 years they have been developing and delivering quality services with, and for, people with mental health problems.
They want to make sure that everyone with a mental health problem gets the support they need and the respect they deserve. This could mean having access to information, a listening ear, or more specialist support and services to help someone to live and recover from their mental health problem.
They have a variety of things on offer.
The MIND Vibes service is a children’s and young people’s service developed to meet the emotional and mental health needs of young people between the ages of 7-19 years.
Reach is a community based children and young people’s service for 5-18 year olds delivered by MIND and Relate.
Reach offers a range of services and self help tools supporting children and young people to manage their emotional well-being.
The MIND Buddy Service website empowers young people to take ownership and look at ways to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.The support provided can be on a 1-1 or small group basis within the community. The young person will be matched with a buddy based on their likes and similar interests.
IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapy and is an NHS service designed to offer short-term psychological therapies (CBT) to people suffering from anxiety, depression and stress. IAPT may also work with people who suffer from panic disorder, simple phobia, OCD or PTSD.
IAPT services are for people over 16 and registered with a GP in Coventry, Rugby, Solihull or Warwickshire.
The service helps people by:
The ways they help (interventions):
IAPT will take your details and if it is right for you, they will offer you an assessment to discuss what will be most helpful. This first step will generally be a telephone appointment, so please let them know if this is a problem for you. Your telephone appointment will be within 28 days of your first call to the service.
Our staff work across locality teams based in Coventry, Rugby, Solihull and Warwickshire. This means they can provide you with help close to where you live.
The service is run jointly by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust and Coventry and Warwickshire MIND.
All staff are trained in the use of psychological therapies.
For more information, please visit the IAPT website
024 7667 1090
The Adult Mental Health Service works in collaboration with Coventry Warwickshire Partnership Trust, MIND and other organisations to:
When a young person with Mental Health needs transitions into adulthood, they may want to know how to access Mental Health Services as an adult.
Here are a list of ways to make the transition to Adult Mental Health Services, based on their situation.
If a young person is currently involved in Rise, their RISE worker will arrange for the young person to transition to Adult Mental Health, where this is appropriate. Any questions about this transfer should be directed to the RISE worker in the first instance.
When a Looked After young person is transitioning into adulthood, their social worker will coordinate the transition into Adult Mental Health, where this is appropriate. Any questions about this transition should be directed to the young person’s social worker in the first instance.
The Adult Mental Health team is very interested in making sure that people transitioning to adulthood receive the right mental health support at the right time. If a young person or adult feels that they need mental health services they can:
The LD - CAMHS are a multi-disciplinary team who work with children who have a moderate to severe learning disability and additional significant mental health/behavioural problems. We endeavour to work closely with young people, their families and other professionals who are also supporting the young person. We accept referrals for children and young people aged 0-18 years old that have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP ). Our service only supports children with Section G of their EHCP.
If children are referred over the age of 16 years, our team will work with adult services and transition forums as needed.
A young person with Special Education Needs and Disabilities may need to be supported by a number of different professionals. We have the following professionals on our team:
A young person and their family are offered an initial assessment which will determine if we are the right service to help with their difficulties. This will be carried out by one of the clinical professionals in the team.
Initial assessments are often held in clinic but can be arranged to be carried out at home or school. It is essential that the young person and the parents/carers attend the assessment.
If a young person qualifies for our service a specialist assessment will be carried out. This may involve:
Intervention will depend on the outcome of the specialist assessments and may include:
Sometimes it is necessary for a young person to be under the care of our Consultant Psychiatrist, this would be for:
Referrals are accepted from:
Any professional that is involved with a child or young person as part of a local tiered response. This could be:
When a referral comes through a school, the Head Teacher should be notified.
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RISE is Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust's and the NHS' emotional well-being and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire. In 2017 they put a short list of names out to vote and 'Rise' was the chosen name for the services.
Rise seeks to work more closely with schools, voluntary community services, Social Care and Primary Care (such as GP practices) to increase support for the children and young people who need it. We have put in place and continue to develop programmes and training packages that can be accessed by our partners.
For more information, please see the Rise website
The Neurodevelopmental Service is a highly skilled multidisciplinary team within the wider Rise service who provide assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders including ASD, ADHD, Tourette’s and Dyspraxia (as a co-occurring disorder).
The Neurodevelopmental service was created in order to meet the needs of children and young people with these disorders, understanding that they may not have a Learning Disability and/or a Mental Health concern. It also appreciates that these individuals have needs which should be supported in a holistic way, including social, emotional and physical well- being. The vision of the service is to improve the child/young person’s life chances by reducing/preventing co morbid acute mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and self-harm and reducing/preventing family, social and educational breakdown. The Neurodevelopmental Service also strives to support the child/young person in reaching their individual potential.
For more information, please see the Neurodevelopmental Service website.
For information about referring in to the service, please see How to refer to the Neurodevelopment Service
MindEd for Families - Children and Teens
Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your child or teenager?
Do you just want some hints and tips on parenting?
MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family and how to take care of yourself.
MindEd for Families is written by a team of specialists and parents working together.
For more information, please visit the MindEd website
Rethink helps millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes and changing lives.
They provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
For more information, please visit the Rethink website.