Children and young people’s mental health services
Hull’s Local Transformation Plan
To find out about what we’re doing to address the mental health and wellbeing needs of children and young people in Hull, follow the link below to our 2019 Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Transformation Plan. This plan is refreshed every year in October.
Telephone Numbers and websites for children and young people needing support:
You can visit: How are you feeling?
Contact Point Monday – Friday 0900-1700hrs call 01482 303688.
For urgent help outside of these hours call the Crisis Team on 01482 301701 option 2.
If you already have a key worker call the Specialist Mental Health Team on 01482 692929.
If there is an immediate risk of harm or threat to life call 999.
Samaritans: If you feel you urgently need to speak to someone, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 08457 909090.
You can read our current Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services, here.
Children’s services for emotional health and wellbeing
- How are you feeling?
How are you feeling is a mental health and wellbeing site that has been co-designed with young people from Hull and the CCG. The aim of the site is to help children, young people and their families to understand emotional and mental health issues, to promote self-help tips and techniques, and to help to make the ‘system’ easier to navigate within local services.
The following services are in place in Hull provided by Humber NHS Foundation Trust. Click on the links to find out more.
- Hull Contact Point – Is a single point of access, staffed by clinicians, which can be used by professionals working in health, social care, voluntary agencies or education as well as families and carers. Young people aged 16 and over can also refer themselves. The contact point is available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday via 01482 303688.
This telephone service triages referrals for children and young people presenting with any of the following:- Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), long term conditions requiring psychological input and emotional wellbeing. Following telephone triage the team co-ordinate the provision of interventions offered both by the Specialist Mental Health teams and a range of other providers.
- Specialist Mental Health Team – Specialist assessment and treatment for children and young people up to 18 years of age who are experiencing significant emotional or mental health difficulties. Services and interventions are available in a variety of community settings across Hull. A key worker is allocated to remain with each family throughout their time with CAMHS. This operates from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. Core CAMHS is accessed via a referral through Contact Point (as above).
- Intensive Intervention Team – Hull is one of the few areas in the country to have an intensive intervention team introduced with the aim of keeping young people at home or in their usual place of care and avoiding out of area hospital admissions whenever possible.
- CAMHS Crisis Response Team – This service operates 24 hours and day, 7 days a week and is for young people (under 18) who are experiencing emotional distress and are struggling to cope. The team responds to a young person’s immediate care needs by offering specialist short-term help in the community. The team will stay involved until there is a resolution of the immediate crisis (usually within 72 hours). CAMHS crisis response team 01482 335600.
Find out more on any of these services by visiting the Humber NHS Foundation Trust website here.
The CCG’s vision is for children and young people in Hull who have mental health issues to have access to timely, integrated, multi-disciplinary mental health services which will ensure effective assessment, treatment and support for them and their families.
Working in close partnership with a number of local agencies, we aim to build emotional resilience in children and young people in Hull, to enable them to respond to life’s challenges, and to ensure that they are supported by the right person, at the right time. We want children and young people to know how, and where, they can access support when they need it. With our partners, our aim is to reduce reliance on specialist services and to provide enhanced early intervention and support.
Hull City Council and NHS Hull CCG, along with other partners, have been working to develop an early intervention model to improve outcomes for children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing. The Headstart Hull Core Team sits within Hull City Council’s early help services and has successfully secured five years funding from the Big Lottery. Headstart provide a range of interventions aimed at giving young people (age 10 – 16) the support and skills needed to cope with life’s challenges, and do well at school and in life. Headstart are also working closely with schools in Hull to support all members of the school team to understand and recognise their responsibility to support you people’s emotional health and wellbeing.