Child and Young Persons Mental Health Service (CYPMHS)
What is the Kent Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service (CYPMHS)?
"The Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) provides emotional wellbeing and mental health advice and support for young people and their families across Kent.
This service is available to young people from the age of 0-18 (up until their 19th birthday) and up until the age of 25 for young people with special educational needs or as part of a wider network of support for children and young people in the care of the Local Authority
CYPMHS offers advice and support for stress, low mood and depression, anxiety, self-harm or difficult to manage behaviours and support for neurodevelopmental difficulties such as ADHD or ASD.
The way in which we offer support can differ from young person to young person as every journey is unique. We are currently leading the way with our innovative digital support for young people and we have a number of resources available online. These are freely available and do not require a referral to our service.
For some young people, their emotional well-being may be having a significant impact on their day to day life. In these cases we may offer a short period of face to face support either in 1:1 sessions or in a group."
How to get in touch and refer
You can refer your child to the CYPMHS or we can help you with this.
If you would like to speak to someone for more information about the services we offer and to find out about what support might be available for you, please call our team on 0300 123 4496 (Option 1, then Option 3) and you will be put through to our Single Point of Access (SPA) team in Kent.
Where are they?
We have offices and clinics across much of Kent and will be as flexible as possible in where we offer to see you. Get in touch by dialling the number above and selecting your locality.
The Courtyard, Pudding Lane, Maidstone, ME14 1PA
Highlands House, 10-12 Calverley Park Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2JN
Single Point of Access (SPA):
Foster Street Clinic, Foster Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6NH
If you feel like your child might benefit from some of the online self-help resources on offer you can access these for free by signing up to MindFresh here: https://mindfresh.nelft.nhs.uk/