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Cambridge and Peterborough Emotional Health and Wellbeing Assessment Tool
Here is a New Interactive Assessment Tool to support professionals in helping children, young people and their families. This toolkit contains a range of resources available for staff to assist them in assessing the emotional health and wellbeing needs of children and young people, helping them to make decisions about their care and information about emotional health and wellbeing. To support the section of the tool under 'Presenting Need', please find the following useful documents: Cambridgeshire Early Help Assessment, Peterborough Early Helps Assessment, Questions to consider on mental heath, Conversations with young people about mental health.

We want to know what you think of the new interactive assessment toolkit.  The following survey monkey link has been developed for you to tell us what you think. This survey is for professionals and young people to tell us. Please click on the link and follow the instructions. Many thanks for completing and helping us improve the series we provide.  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EarlyHelpAssessment


Where and how to refer? 

The CPFT website has guidance for professionals on how to refer young people to child and adolescent mental health services. 

The Early Help Hub provides a single telephone line, operating during office hours, providing advice and information for professionals about local services. They can offer guidance about accessing services, and signpost to self-help resources. Contact the team on: 01480 376 666 or early.helphub@cambridgeshire.gcsx.gov.uk (open 9am – 5.20pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 9am -4:20pm).

There are also a range of other local services that may be able to help a young person such as Centre 33, YMCA and 3Ts . Visit the local and national support pages for more information.

Training on Mental Health for Local ProfessionalsCPFT

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust offer a range of training courses on a variety of mental health topics for professionals working with children and young people.  See CAMH Training for details


These include (click on the links to download the relevant leaflet):

For those working in Schools:                                          For those working in other roles with children and young people:

raising outcomes    improving outcomes

School INSET & CPD training – a revised and updated training programme building on and adding to the well established ‘Raising achievement through wellbeing’ offer including new one hour CPD seminars

CAMH Foundation Module – 14 face to face training days plus some eLearning and other self directed learning

Cohort 15 - Applications are now open for this popular course.

Are you working with children/ young people in Cambridgeshire and are..

  • Wanting to feel more confident engaging with and assessing mental health needs?
  • Looking for practical ways to promote emotional resilience, mental well-being and reduce the stigma of mental ill-health?
  • Wanting to build your confidence in understanding and responding to symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating difficulties, developmental disorders etc?
  • Wanting to understand and be more confident in managing the risks associated with self harm and suicide?
  • Wanting to know, how and when to access more specialist services?

Who is it aimed at? School pastoral staff, school nurses, locality workers, social workers, GP practice nurses ….

What type of training? Blended learning - comprised of both online and face to face teaching.

Cost? Places are fully subsidized to school nurses, employees of Cambridgeshire County Council statutory health care services and local Authority maintained schools and academies. Early booking is advised. (For all others: £1450).


CAMH Psychological Skills Module – For CAMH champions and other professionals who have completed the CAMH Foundation Module (or similar)

We are currently discussing accreditation for both the Foundation Module and Psychological Skills Module with Anglia Ruskin University.

**Upcoming training**

CPD seminars
All CPD seminars are delivered at Block 14, Ida Darwin, Cambridge 16:30 – 17:30

Coping with OCD 20th June 2017


mind ed

MindEd provides free educational resources containing advice, guidance and information on managing a wide range of mental health issues in children and teens. There is a range of free e-learning courses available that are suitable for professionals and volunteers. Eg. See this session on Sleep Issues in Teenagers.


For resources on mental health see Cambridge Community Health Information Service and search Mental Heath


Recent Publications

Future in Mind(2015) Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, by NHS England and Department of Health.

Nuffield Foundation Briefing paper- (2012) Changing Adolescence Programme, Social trends and mental health: Introducing the main findings.




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