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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Professionals Mental Health Support

Emotional Health & Wellbeing Service


Emotional Health and Wellbeing Practitioners (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough)

The team's role is to signpost, advise and support referrals to the wider emotional health and wellbeing services available for children, young people and families; from online self-management resources to specialist child and adolescent mental health services. The team work closely with the Early Help Hubs and the CAMH Single Point of Access (SPA). They can also help you assess the needs of children, young people and families and deliver training and consultation to support professionals develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of emotional health and wellbeing issues to more effectively and confidently deliver support. The team operate a duty system, where they offer telephone support to professionals from education settings (primary, secondary, colleges and special schools). They can also offer more in depth support, where they can visit staff at schools to provide consultation (with parent/carers consent) and training. This provision varies across the regions; where in Peterborough it is specific to secondary schools and colleges, but in Cambridgeshire it is focused on primary schools.

Contact the team for support or more information on: 0300 555 50 60 (between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm) or via email at ccs.ehw@nhs.net.

Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs)

CWPs help equip children and parents/carers with the tools to overcome common difficulties such as anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties.  Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based Guided Self-Help they aim to increase confidence to aid positive changes with emotional wellbeing. 

CWPs support children, young people and parents who…

  • Live in Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Fenland and Peterborough
  • Who may have mild-moderate anxiety or low mood
  • Who may have mild-moderate behavioural difficulties
  • Are motivated to make changes

CWPs work with children who are…

  • Aged between 5-18 years old for anxiety
  • Aged between 11-18 years old for low mood
  • Aged between 5-8 years old for behavioural difficulties

Project for Schools (Peterborough only-now part of the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service)

Mental Health Nurses working across Peterborough Primary Schools to provide support and plan interventions with staff and relevant professionals working in educational settings, with children (5-11 years old) who are experiencing emotional difficulties and distress. The service offers support and advice, inter-agency collaboration and consultation, transition support and training sessions.

You can also call the team  for advice on a range of issues, including, emotional and behavioural disorders, conduct disorder, tantrums, problems sleeping and eating, anxiety, self-harm (mild-moderate), bullying, bereavement, possible ASD/ADHD, anger management and issues and relationship problems.

Contact: 0300 555 50 60 or cpm-tr.projectforschools@nhs.net

More information: Project for Schools Leaflet & Advice Line Leaflet


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