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Bereavement Services:

  • Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice - The hospice’s family support team offers individual and group support pre and post bereavement. Trained staff and volunteers also facilitate the monthly walking group Wayfinders. Support for bereaved children aged six to 11 is available through the Charlie Chimp Club. 
  • Arthur Rank House Hospice, Cambridge - Offers bereavement support to the families of patients who have received care from one of their services. Keith Morrison (Chaplain), Email: keith.morrison@arhc.org.uk, Tel: 01223 675777                                  
  • Sue Ryder St John's Hospice - Offers bereavement support to families and friends of patients cared for at the hospice. Jane Maxfield, Family Support & Bereavement Co-ordinator.
  • CPSL MIND- (Self-Refer) - CPSL (Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire) Mind is a mental health charity that offers lots of helpful advice and services for all Mental Health Challenges.

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Eating Disorders Services:

  • Eating Disorder Service - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust run the Eating Disorder Service locally. Most people will be seen as outpatients, with a small number requiring a hospital stay. To access support for an eating disorder, please visit your GP. 
  • Personalised Eating Disorder Support (PEDS) - A specialist eating disorder charity based in Peterborough, supporting individuals locally and around the country and further afield via our Skype and email services.

CPFT have some services that provide support and help with eating disorders. For example:

o    Cambridge community adult eating disorder service

o    Norfolk community adult eating disorders service 

o    S3 ward, Addenbrooke's

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Older People Services:

  • Care Network Cambridgeshire - Care Network provides help for vulnerable & older, isolated people living in Cambridgeshire - enabling them to remain independent and maintain social contact with friends and the community.  We equip, encourage and enable volunteers to support local people to lead a happy, healthy and independent life. Please note that referral is needed for practical help in the home. 
  • Carers Trust Cambridgeshire - Carers Trust Cambridgeshire is a network partner of Carers Trust, providing more services and more help for family carers and their families across the county.
  • CPSL MIND- CPSL Mind is a mental health charity that offers lots of helpful advice and services for all Mental Health Challenges.  
  • Forever Active- Forever Active provides exercise / activity sessions for the over 50 age group within Cambridgeshire. There are over 50 different sessions on offer, which cater for all ages and abilities. You’re invited to come along and try one of the classes on offer and take steps to becoming a healthier and happier you!


CPFT - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust - provide several services for elderly people:

  • Neighbourhood teams- Neighbourhood teams are the physical and mental health care hub of the local community for over 65-year olds and adults requiring community services. Services include mental health, district nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Click on the link above for more information.
  • Locality mental health services- Locality mental health services provide mental health support in the community as part of the neighbourhood teams. Click on the link above for more information.
  • Specialist services - Specialist community services include cardiac rehabilitation, CFS/ME, continence, diabetes, dietetics, multiple sclerosis, neuro-rehabilitation, Parkinson's disease, podiatry, respiratory and tuberculosis, speech and language therapy and tissue viability services. Click on the link above for more information.
  • Inpatient wards- We provide a number of mental health inpatient wards as well as physical health wards which provide rehabilitation and end of life care. Click on the link above for more information.
  • Urgent care- We provide three minor injury units in Fenland and Ely and a joint emergency team provides a two to four hour response service for people in their home when they become unwell and need urgent care. Click on the link above for more information.

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Self-Harm Services:                                                                                                                                                                                               

  • CHUMS - CHUMS offers individual support, group work, family support, family days, activity days and residential weekends. CHUMS ethos is to support the family as a whole wherever possible and some of our current services directly support adults. We support and empower you to overcome your problems through a range of free confidential services. CHUMS can support young adults up to the age of 25 in Cambridgeshire..

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Drug/Alcohol Abuse Treatment Services:

Cambridgeshire

  • Inclusion - (Adults) Inclusion provide support for those individuals (and affected family members) who are experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol.  This include advice, information, harm reduction interventions, recovery planning in conjunction with a range of pharmacological, psychosocial and structured treatment programmes.  Self-referral, GP or any professional. 
  • CASUS - Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Use Service (Young People) - CASUS provide information, support and specialist treatment in Cambridgeshire, around drug and alcohol use, to young people under 18 and their families.

Peterborough   

  • CGL Aspire Peterborough - (Adults) Aspire is available to provide support for those with substance misuse issues and support for their families and carers within the Peterborough area. Dedicated staff offer support to the individual in achieving and sustaining recovery. Aspire offers one to one support, medical prescribing, and detoxification as well as structured group work, structured and peer led activities and counselling.
  • CGL #POW(Possibilities, Opportunities, Without taking risk) (Young People) - The young people’s drug and alcohol service is a free and confidential service that works with young people and families around their, or their parent’s or carer’s substance use. We offer awareness courses on drugs and alcohol, and tailor made treatment to all those that are referred in to our service based on their needs or goals.    

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Pregnancy Services:

  • Tommy's - An organisation that provides accredited midwife-led pregnancy health information for parents-to-be, and funds research into the causes of pregnancy loss.
  • PANDAS - Pre And Post Natal Depression Advice and Support (PANDAS) help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness. They also inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering.
  • CPSL MIND- CPSL Mind have lots of helpful advice and information online about the different kinds of support you can get and they also run lots of workshops and courses. If you would like to self refer to Mind, We have added theirReferral Form here and a link to their different services and referral forms! 

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Anxiety, Depression and Stress Services:

  • CPSL MIND - CPSL Mind offer a range of six week, skills-based workshops and support groups which aim to help people cope with the ups and downs of life. These workshops are all free of charge and take place in our Cambridge and St Neots offices. They also offer one to one support. Click here for a referral form.
  • Psychological Wellbeing Service - (Self-Refer) - The Psychological Wellbeing Service can offer support to those aged 17 and over via a range of brief supported self-help and talking therapy options. The service usually helps people with mild to moderate mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, phobias or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. You can self-refer to the service by calling 0300 300 0055 of or via CPFT NHS(click on self-refer psychological wellbeing service).           
  • Arts and Minds - Arts on Prescription is a series of friendly, weekly art workshops for people experiencing depression, stress or anxiety. Led by a professional artist and a qualified counsellor, they offer the chance to experience working with a wide range of materials and techniques, including drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Sessions last for two hours and are open to all abilities – no experience necessary. It is planned that sessions will open up to young people in 2015/16. For more information on how to be referred to the service visit the website.
  • Cameo- (Self-Refer) - Cameo is an early intervention service for psychosis. The service provides support for individuals, families, carers and friends. Cameo is funded and provided by CPFT (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust).          
  • Head To Toe CharityWith your support, Head to Toe can help our amazing NHS staff to provide even better care and treatment, while raising public understanding of the challenges experienced by the people that CPFT serve. Every penny you give will enhance the services that CPFT provides and support people of all ages receiving mental health, community and social care across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.   

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Personality Disorder Services:

  • Springbank Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS - Springbank is a 12-bed inpatient recovery unit for women with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) who are struggling to cope with the demands of life outside of hospital, despite the input from community psychiatric services. Funded by CPFT.                                                  
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Community Team – Offer assessment and treatment advise, support, care plans and specialist interventions. Funded by CPFT.                                                                      
  • CPSL MIND  - CPSL Mind is a mental health charity that offers lots of helpful advice and services. They offer PD Peer Support Groups and one to one support.


CPFT - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust - provide several services for people with personality disorders and other challenges:

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Young People Services: 

  • Centre 33- (Self-Refer) - Centre 33 exists to help every young person in Cambridgeshire fulfil their potential and overcome problems through a range of free and confidential services - including housing, sexual health, family problems, bullying.
  • CPSL MIND- (Self-Refer) - CPSL Mind is a mental health charity that offers lots of helpful advice and services for all Mental Health Challenges.
  • #POW- #POW (Possibilities, Opportunities, Without taking risk) young people’s drug and alcohol service is a free and confidential service that works with young people and families around their, or their parent’s or carer’s substance use. We offer awareness courses on drugs and alcohol, and offer tailor made treatment to all those that are referred in to our service based on their needs or goals.
  • CASUS - Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Use Service- (Self-Refer) - CASUS provide information, support and specialist treatment in Cambridgeshire, around drug and alcohol use, to young people under 18 and their families. Our website contains information on our services, including how to refer yourself, or somebody else, and lots of information and advice around drugs, alcohol, and mental wellbeing. The service has been commissioned by Public Health England since April 2010, when CASUS was awarded the contract to work with young people, and their families, who have drug and alcohol concerns, issues or problems and live in Cambridgeshire.     
  • CHUMS - CHUMS offers individual support, group work, family support, family days, activity days and residential weekends.  CHUMS ethos is to support the family as a whole wherever possible and some of our current services directly support adults.                                                                                                                                                                                                

CPFT - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust - provide several services for young people:

o    Peterborough Integrated Children's Health Services - We provide support, advice and health care for children, young people, carers and families.  Our services include: Health visiting, School nursing, Child and adolescent mental health services, Children's community nursing, Community paediatrics, Child Development Centre, Paediatric speech and language therapy, Paediatric occupational therapy, Paediatric physiotherapy, Paediatric psychology, Children in care and The Family Nurse Partnership. For more information please contact Dr Venkat Reddy, Clinical Lead, Peterborough Children's Health Services, on 01733 777937.

o    Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)- We provide a wide range of community paediatric learning disability services supporting children, young people and their families, and the professionals and organisations working with them. We also provide consultation, training and advice for professionals on signs and symptoms of mental health disorders in children and adolescents. For more information please contact Dr Nick White, Associate Director of Operations, Children, Young People and Families Directorate.

o    Specialist and in-patient CAMH services - We provide a number of specialist and in-patient services for children and young people with severe and enduring mental health problems who have a need for particular interventions, focused work and in patient treatment:

o    The Darwin Centre for Young People, Cambridge: the main provider of residential care for young people in the East of England.

o    The Croft Child and Family Unit, Cambridge: a unique residential service that provides intensive work with families to quickly achieve beneficial change.

o    The Phoenix Centre, Cambridge: for young people with eating disorders.

With close links to the Darwin Centre for Young People, the CAMH Intensive Support Team is a community focused team offering an alternative to hospital admission for young people aged 12-18 years who are experiencing a crisis in their mental health and support for their families. The team also offers support following discharge from hospital admission.

o    The Cambridge Centre for Pediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation provides assessment, care and treatment for children with acquired brain injury.

For more information please contact Dr Nick White, Associate Director of Operations, Children, Young People and Families Directorate.

*Some information gathered from www.nhs.uk and the services listed.

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