Low-Intensity Wellbeing Referrals Chosen staff at CYN are currently training as part of the IAPT programme (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) to be Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP’s for short). They have been receiving training in ways to improve engagement with young people and families, child psychology and interventions based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and parenting models (Social Learning Theory), which have a huge evidence base for improving the mental health of children and young people. We are now looking for wellbeing referrals as part of this training. Please read the below to see if you or your young person may be eligible. If they are, please express an interest for assessment through this link: Low-Intensity Wellbeing Referral Form We are low-intensity therapists, which means we will work with young people and parents in a flexible way for a short length of time (6-10) sessions. We work with young people with mild to moderate mental health issues, as young people with a higher level of need require high-intensity therapy which we are not trained to deliver. Children over around 10 years of age: The therapy involves teaching the young people self-help tools which they can then continue to use later in life. The focus is on present difficulties, and not on the past like counselling or Psychodynamic therapy. Children under around 10 years of age: We take a different approach and work closely with parents/guardians, teaching parents the skills to support their children through their difficulties. The younger the child, the more involved we hope the parent to be, and with children under 8 we may work solely with the parent as this has been shown to be the most beneficial approach. The lists below give an idea of the mental health difficulties that are and aren’t suitable for our roles. The list in not exhaustive, and is largely dependent on the severity and complexity of the difficulties the child or young person is experiencing. We can also help you when deciding on suitability, and suggest alternatives for the young person and signpost if we think a CWP is not suitable. Criteria for referrals: As there are only 4 trainees on placement, we have limited capacity for referrals, so can only accept referrals from the following: Age 5-17 Not currently accessing CAMHS support (may have been referred and on CAMHS waiting list is ok) Home or school post code BS15, BS30, BS32, BS16, BS5, BS4 OR is able to attend appointments in Kingswood Estate (South Glos) or The Station (Bristol) And from the following: Self-referrals Parents/carers Attendee of CYN provision GP surgery/ health care provider Voluntary sector organisation/charity Social care Family support services/ other local authority services CAMHS Hospital Education Schools We have a small remit to support under 10s and require some Primary aged referrals – so we are able to accept some referrals from Primary Schools. Please note we are not currently accepting referrals from secondary schools. For school referrals, please see info on the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) - Mental Health Support Team - OTR (otrbristol.org.uk) Manage Cookie Preferences How can we help?