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Services in Leeds for young people

This page is aimed at supporting professionals who work with young people. Our What’s in Leeds for Me page shows key services in the city supporting children and young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing, see also a similar page for 16+ What’s in Leeds for young adults.

SPA

There is a Single Point of Access (SPA) in Leeds, which you can contact if you need to refer a young person or want some support or advice about referral. Find out more here.

Cluster Based Mental Health Support

Cluster Based Mental Health Support (also previously known as TaMHS) can help you by providing consultation for professionals and face-to-face support for young people as well as broader access to other services in the cluster. This can be usually accessed where the child or young person attends school through the young person’s school or SPA. Find out more on the School Wellbeing website

School Nurses

School Nurses can support your work with the young person. This service can be accessed through the young person’s school.

Young person’s GP

The young person’s GP (General Medical Practitioner) can offer confidential and regular support for a wide range of health problems, including the psychological distress and physical injuries of self-harm. Although not an emergency service, quick access to advice and, if necessary, an appointment, should usually be available for urgent matters.

Forward Leeds

If the young person is using alcohol or drugs, you can contact Forward Leeds’ Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Service on 0113887 2477, or visit www.forwardleeds.co.uk.

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provide assessment and therapy to children and young people up to the age of 18 who have emotional or behavioural problems or other mental health difficulties. CAMHS teams and locations can be accessed through the MindMate SPA. Visit www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/camhs.

Aspire

Early Intervention in Psychosis Team Service (Aspire) work with young people aged 14 to 35, currently experiencing their first episode of psychosis, and who are living in Leeds or registered with a Leeds GP. To make a referral or for an informal discussion, you can contact 0113 200 9170.

Education Psychology

The Education Psychology team can support you and your colleagues to work out how to respond to this issue with individual young people and across the school. You can contact them on 0113 395 1039.

The Therapeutic Social Work team

The Therapeutic Social Work team is staffed by social workers, therapists and psychologists and operates on a city-wide basis. If the young person is looked after; a care leaver (up to 25 years old); subject to a child protection plan or supervision order; you can talk to the team about how to access therapeutic support on 0113 3781800. They may already be aware of the child or young person who you’re concerned about. Read more here.

Care Leavers

If the young person is a care leaver, they can access an additional service at The Market Place. Details of this service can be shared by their social worker or PA. You can find out more about The Market Place in this short video.

LSLCS

Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS) provides emotional support to people in crisis aged 16+. The team can be contacted on 0113 260 9328 or visit their website.

Emergency Department (A&E)

If someone has seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose, it is important that they get immediate medical treatment from the Emergency Department (also known as A&E). In an emergency, call 999.

Public Health Resource Centre

Health promotion resources available free to professionals. Call 0113 29 53081 or visit www.phrc.leeds.nhs.uk.

For a full directory of services for children and young people: www.thefamilyhubleeds.org.

Useful links

Minded

A site offering bite-size chunks of e-learning, designed to give you the confidence to identify a mental health issue.

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School Wellbeing

School Wellbeing

A Leeds website aimed at professionals, particularly those in education.

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CAMHS

Leeds CAHMS

A service for children and young people under 18 and their families.

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(Information correct Nov 2015)