Helping children and young people requires a team of dedicated people from all areas of the mental health community.  Here you’ll find some of the charities and organisations that we work with.

Please select from the list below

Service name

 

 

 

Main contacts

01543 510145 

07811 023194  

email StaffordshireEWB@actionforchildren.org.uk

Links

https://www.staffordshire-ewb.actionforchildren.org.uk

About the service

The Service is an inclusive service for all.

  • Children affected family difficulties – where these are having an adverse effect and the child or young person is showing signs of developing a mental health problem
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties (Mild to moderate)
  • Behaviour problems once physical causes have been considered and the behaviour falls outside what might be considered to be within the range of normal behaviour
  • Anxiety, depression, stress and or other mood difficulties
  • Adjustment reactions (i.e. managing transition, change)
  • Simple phobias
  • Self-harm – where this is mild to moderate
  • Support with bereavement & loss/ separation
  • Bullying where this is having a significant impact on emotional wellbeing (direct/ indirect/ cyber)
  • Anger management difficulties
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Parental need where support in managing and understanding behaviour could be beneficial

Interventions provided

  • Psychologically informed interventions with children/ young people and families, which is focused and time limited and where a short-term intervention is indicated, as per the NICE guidelines
  • Age appropriate group interventions with children/ young people and parents
  • Face to Face and digital interventions where the focus is on positive parenting
  • Digital interventions for children and young people aged 9-18, or up to 25 for those with an EHCP or looked after by the Local Authority
  • Individual psychological interventions (average of 6 sessions)
  • Group psychological interventions
  • Targeted school-based programmes and ‘Train the Trainer’ offer to school
  • Information and advice on signposting local services and self-help resources available to children and families
  • Telephone consultation to other agencies and professionals.

Please note due to COVID 19 all our interventions are currently delivered digitally, which means we don’t have the full range of services available.

Who we work with

We will work with children/ young people from 5 to 18 years (up to 25 for those with an EHCP or Looked After by the Local Authority) and their families where there is mild to moderate emotional or behavioural difficulties or concerns around emotional wellbeing, who are below the threshold of CAMHS, but above the level of need which universal services can support. 

The service is available to children or young people living in Staffordshire, please note not Stoke-on-Trent.   

The Staffordshire Emotional Health Well Being service will not provide direct assistance when 

  • Children, young people and their families are currently in receipt of mental health interventions from other agencies
  • Children and young people presenting with lower level emerging needs and emotional wellbeing issues who could be supported by universal services
  • Child or young person is not willing to engage
  • Parent/ person with parental responsibility does not consent (where child/ young person is under 16)
  • Referrals where another service would be more appropriate
  • Complexity of presentation is not suitable for short term intervention
  • The child is in a current mental health crisis*
  • Self-harm, which is severe in nature and requires urgent medical attention or where there is a risk of death by misadventure
  • Substance misuse is the primary presenting problem
  • The neuro-developmental presentation of the child or young person is severe and enduring and would not be supported by a short-term intervention
  • Where the referrer believes a child or young person requires a neuro-developmental assessment and this is the purpose of the referral
  • Children and young people who present with chronic or acute eating disorder presentations and are both psychologically and physically compromised by their presentation.
  • Children and young people who present with complex and enduring sexually harmful behaviour who require specialist interventions to support their recovery.

* Mental Health Crisis – A situation that a child, young person, parent, carer or any other person believes requires emergency support, assistance and care to prevent an acute and immediate risk to life or mental health.

How you can refer to us

Please visit our website or families/ young people can call the number above.

Please note our phone number will change at the end of May but the website will be updated

  

Service name

Main contact number

01782 237106

Links

www.catch-22.org.uk  

 

About the service:

We are a national charity working from cradle to career to build resilience and aspiration in people and communities.

In Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, we are the commissioned service for any child reported missing to Staffordshire Police and any child deemed to be at risk of exploitation.

We work with children and young people who have gone missing from home or care, or who are at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). We deliver bespoke support and interventions for children and young people to build resilience and aspiration, empowering them to take control of their lives and supporting them to stay safe.

Who we work with:

  • Any child /young person under the age of 18 who has been reported missing  
  • Any Stoke/Staffordshire child or young person where risk of exploitation has been identified. For CSE, we can sometimes work beyond the young person’s 18th birthday where appropriate.  
  • Any professional who wants support, advice and resources to respond to a young person they believe is being groomed or exploited. 

How you can refer to us:

If a child has been reported missing, we will automatically receive a notification from Staffordshire Police. You don’t need to make a referral.

If you think a child/ young person may be at risk of exploitation, professionals should complete the Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) Risk Factor Matrix (available on the LSCB website). Please call for support with this process.

Any member of the public can start the referral process by giving us a call. Young people can refer a friend or even refer themselves.

Service name:


Main contact number:

01782 413355

 

Links:

www.changesyp.org.uk 

About the service

Changes YP is a peer support service for children and young people, offering support and advice for those who are suffering from any degree of mental distress. Changes YP Wellness Coaches can help with low self-esteem, low confidence, unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours, anger, relationship difficulties and anything else effecting a child or young person’s mental wellbeing.

We help children and young people through peer support groups, wellness and anger programmes, recovery focussed social activities and volunteering opportunities. The groups provide support, understanding and acceptance from like-minded people who are going through similar things in life. We also provide training for parents/ carers and professionals. 

Who we work with

We provide services in Stoke-on-Trent as well as parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands and North Staffordshire.

  • Stoke on Trent – children and young people aged 8-18 or up to 25 if they have been in care or have a learning difficulty.
  • North Staffordshire & Staffordshire Moorlands – 11-18 year olds or up to 25 if they have been in care or have a learning difficulty.

 

Service name

Main contact number

01782 221090

Links

About the service

We provide friendly and expert advice about drugs and alcohol for young people under the age of 18. Our services are confidential. Our aim is to keep you safe and work alongside other people who support you giving free confidential and non-judgemental advice about drugs and alcohol.

What we do

We have a specialist young person team, who will support under 18’s to understand the effects of substance misuse and the harm it can cause. We will offer individual support to help make positive choices.

Who we work with

10 – 18 year olds who live in Stoke-on-Trent

Service name

Main contact number

01782 683155 / 683153

Links

About the service

The Dove Service is the only grief support charity in Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire, providing services to people who are experiencing issues relating to bereavement, loss or life-changing illness.

Our counsellors will work creatively with young people to find ways of supporting them express emotions, and will help explore how they feel about what is happening in their world.  Time in the session can be spent chatting about what is going on for them currently or using other skills – like drawing, painting, writing to express themselves.

Who we work with

Children and young people from the age of 4 years who are experiencing issues relating to bereavement, loss or life-changing illness.

 

Service name

Main contact number

0300 123 0970 and select option 3

Links

https://www.lgbtstoke.co.uk/galaxy

About the service

Galaxy is a youth group in Stoke-on-Trent for young people Galaxywho identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), or people questioning their sexuality or gender. 

The Galaxy Youth drop-in runs 12pm-4pm every Saturday. When you attend Galaxy you can expect advice and support on bullying, internet access, information and advice on healthy relationships, arts and crafts and discussions on any LGBT+ issues… all in a friendly and accepting atmosphere!

Galaxy is temporarily closed while moving into a new building. Please check their website for venue information and re-opening date.

Who we work with

Young people aged 13-18 years old.

 

Service name

Main contact number

0330 0945 559

Links

About the service

We offer support if you are in an abusive relationship or feel trapped in the cycle of abusive behaviour.  Our approach is unique to Glow, but it’s part of a sector-wide movement for lasting change. Tackling relationship abuse isn’t a linear process. We need to approach abusive behaviour from every angle to ensure that we stop it in its tracks and enable everyone to understand how to recognise and prevent abusive behaviour before it takes over.

We offer support for children and young people of all ages and backgrounds. No matter what they’re going through, we can help to address, overcome or end abusive behaviour and help them define their future without abuse.

Service Name

Main contact number

0300 123 0907 Option 2

Links

http://healthy-minds.org.uk/

About the service

Healthy Minds Stoke-on-Trent offers access to talking therapies, practical support and advice, quickly and easily.

We can work with you by telephone, see you at a GP practice or at various community locations in Stoke-on-Trent. We will keep in contact with you regularly to help with your recovery.

Who we work with

Young people aged 16 years or older who are registered with a GP in Stoke-on-Trent plus those of temporary residency and students who are experiencing anxiety, depression or stress.

Service Name

Main contact number

01782 938912 – Newcastle-Under-Lyme

01538 387231 – Staffordshire Moorlands

Links

www.hsnb.org.uk 

About the service

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.

Home-Start works because our volunteers are parents. They understand how hard it can be. They work alongside parents, in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need to nurture their children.

Every Home-Start volunteer is trained to help them work alongside you to overcome the challenges you are facing. We work with you to build on your strengths and give you the support that you tell us that you need.  Support is offered for bereavement, disability and illness, isolation, mental health, postnatal illness, money issues, when a relationship ends and parenting issues.

Who we work with

Support is offered to families with at least one child under 5 years of age in North Staffordshire.

Service Name

Main Contact Number

0300 303 3778

Links

http://www.new-era.uk/

About the service

New Era is a holistic Domestic Abuse (DA) service operating across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. As an independent charity, we work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. We help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime.

Our support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened.  24-hours a day, 7-days a week, specialised help is available for all victims of domestic abuse in Staffordshire when they need it.

Our youth programme, You & Co, helps children and young people affected by crime. We also provide information and support for parents of children who have been affected by crime.  The service also provides a webchat facility.

Who we work with

New Era aims to end relationship abuse through a wide range of individual and group support for adults, children and young people for as long as they need it.  This is provided by Victim Support based in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Service Name

Main contact number

01782 711651

Links

About the service

We are a team of NHS professionals trained to specialise in offering effective, evidence-based treatments for a wide range of common problems that affect most of us at some point in our lives.  

We specialise in treating problems that can make us feel anxious or low in mood, and also in helping people to manage the effects of long term physical health conditions.

We also have plenty of self-help materials and guides.

We provide a range of effective therapies that are recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for use in the NHS. Different therapies are recommended for different problems, and our therapists can explain and help to guide you in choosing these.

Who we work with

Young People aged 16 years or over registered with a GP in North Staffordshire.

Service name

Main contact number

01782 280413

Links

http://ruffandruby.com/

About the service

Rubygirl ft. Ruff Diamondz infuses value, significance and purpose in young people by promoting self-belief and raising aspirations through innovative programs and services. This is achieved by a collaboration of education [social and emotional learning], 1:1 solution focused life coaching & mentoring, VIP ‘life lift’ experiences and creative arts.

As a charity we work in partnership with ‘Intu’ running the iconic ‘RUFF & RUBYROOMS’ @ Intu Potteries and Staffordshire Police, who donate push bikes to our bike project.

RUFF & RUBY is endorsed by national youth organisations such as The Message Trust Manchester, along with local youth providers such as Stoke-on-Trent College, North Staffs YMCA & the Unity Group.

What we do

The Venue delivers an engaging volunteering & work readiness program fostering employability and work readiness skills that anyone aged 13 plus can apply for with no maximum age!

The Venue is open 5 days a week (Tue-Sat 10am-5pm)

The ‘VIP life lift‘ is a 1:1 innovative experience focused on practical support & kindness.  VIP engages with vulnerable young people/adults in society, those who may be facing challenging circumstances such as having low self-esteem, contending with barriers to learning & achieving, being displaced, all types of deprivation, terminal illness, family breakdown, health issues, addiction & other issues affecting motivation & aspirations.

Life-coaching for over 13’s – If a young person is already engaging with or awaiting an appointment with a therapeutic intervention (mental health service/ councillor/ psychologist) they can’t access the life coaching service until they have completed that specific intervention.

Service name

Main contact number 

01782 433205

Links

About the service

We are a registered charity based in North Staffordshire. We provide support for anyone who has experienced or is affected by any form of sexual violence including rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, ‘honour’ related violence and childhood sexual abuse, whether recently or in the past.

Who we work with

Savana works with people aged 4 years and above.

Service name

Main contact number

01782 418518

Links

www.changeshere4u.org.uk

About the service

Stay Well is a fast-acting service for children and young people and their families – offering access to a wide range of services proven to promote wellbeing and recovery from low-level mental distress, e.g. stress, anxiety, phobias and low mood. 

The right service, at the right time, in the right place…

  • Recovery
  • Wellbeing in Schools & Colleges
  • Support for Parents & Caregivers
  • On-line Support
  • Peer-support Groups

  • A range of Wellbeing Programmes 

  • Mindfulness Courses

  • Wellness Activities

  • One-to-One Therapy

  • On-line Therapy & Telephone Support

Training is available for professionals working with children and young people i.e teachers/ school staff, social workers, residential care workers, school nurses, youth workers, foster carers and parents/ caregivers.

 

Services are provided by Changes YP, the Dove Service and Younger Mind.

 

Who we work with

Children and young people ages 5-18 years living in Stoke-on-Trent – (post code areas ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST6, parts of ST7)

 

How you can refer to us

Parents and care givers can self-refer into Stay Well directly by telephone. Professionals working with the family and with consent can refer into Stay Well by completing a referral to the Crisis Care Centre.

 

 

 

 

Service Name

Main contact number

01260 290000

Links

https://www.visyon.org.uk/

About the service

Visyon is a charity that supports the emotional health of young people and their families.  We can help you improve mental health so that you feel better about yourself and the things that happen in day-to-day life.

What we do

  • One-to-one therapy
  • Therapeutic groupwork
  • Family support work
  • Therapeutic play
  • Creative activities
  • Mentoring
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Parent support groups

Who we work with

Young people aged 16 years or older in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Service Name

Youth Council

Main contact number

01782 413355

07936 741316

Links

http://www.changesyp.org.uk/cyp-iapt

Email: donna.mountford@changes.org.uk

About the service

We are a group of young people that are passionate about improving mental health services for other young people. Many of us have experienced our own mental distress and have been or still are CAMHS service users. We are motivated to use our experiences to improve other peoples. The youth council allows us to use what was a difficult journey for something so positive.

We work with CAMHS and other local children’s mental health services to give our feedback and ideas of how services could be improved. We meet once per month to discuss various topics and idea’s together to try and improve services for other young people. Some of our achievements include;

  • Sitting on staff interviews and appraisals
  • Positive quote cards in waiting rooms
  • CAMHS staff meetings and away days
  • Visiting CAMHS venues
  • CAMHS Ready website

Who we work with

Children and young people aged 11-24 who have accessed CAMHS or other Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services, or have an interest in mental health and want to help shape the way services are delivered. We also work with parents to gain feedback of their experience of using CAMHS services.

How you can refer to us

Any young person aged 11-24 can access the Youth Council. To find out dates and times of the meetings contact us on the details above.