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New 0-25 Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Published: Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A new service for children and young people aged 0-25 to access for their emotional health and wellbeing has been launched.

A new 0-25 Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service (EHWB) for children and young people has been launched within Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

Work is being undertaken towards the EHWB service being accessible for help and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in order to prevent mental health crises and respond quickly to the presenting needs of children and young people in relation to mental health. 

The service will support children, young people and the adults around them to better equip them with tools, techniques and networks to cope with everyday life, life transitions and support their peers.

The service will offer support and advice for a wide range of emotional, relationship and behavioural difficulties. Some of the difficulties that a young person might experience include:

  • Self-harm;
  • Psychosis;
  • Depression;
  • Schizophrenia;
  • Eating disorders;
  • Suicidal thoughts;
  • Concentration problems;
  • Autism;
  • Anger;
  • Bipolar Disorder;
  • Stress and anxiety; and
  • Drug and alcohol abuse.

To meet the needs of children and young people, the EHWB service will be delivered in partnership with other organisations so that children and young people can benefit from a wider range of services alongside the traditional elements of care, which was previously known as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The new partnership consists of The Children's Society, Kooth, Healios and South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information on the new 0-25 EHWB service, please visit their webpage