Who's Who

Who's Who in Child and Young Person's Mental Health Support
CAMHS Psychiatrist

Psychiatrists are doctors that are medically trained and specialise in working with children and young people. I can help with medication when it is needed. When children or young people are very unwell I can help when the person is in hospital to think about treatment to help get the young person well again. If the person is in hospital I will be responsible for the young person’s mental health treatment alongside working with other people in the team. Sometimes your parent, or caregiver, is worked with also, if we think it would be of help to you. This would be discussed with you, when putting together a care plan for CAMHS. A care plan will include the number of sessions, and how CAMHS can help. A consent form will be completed with you about who is best to share information with. This is asking your permission as to who to share your CAMHS information with. This can sometimes be school or another professional. We would always share the assessment outcome with your GP providing a summary and plan from your CAMHS assessment. If for any reason you were at risk, or if someone was at risk from you, then the relevant professionals would be spoken to. Where possible we would try and speak to you first, to let you know who we would be speaking to. Individual sessions would not necessarily be shared with others unless this was in your agreement, or if you, or another person was at risk to yourself or from you. If CAMHS is not the best service for you, then you will be helped to think about other services that might be able to help. Psychiatrists can also complete assessments for diagnoses such as ADHD also. I work within the specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), you will need to be accessing this service to receive treatment from me. CAMHS can be accessed by your GP, school, or a professional who knows you well. We do not accept self-referrals.

CAMHS social worker

Social workers can help you when there are concerns about your safety or there is a risk of abuse. I am also trained in helping you talk things through, specialising in different types of talking therapies to help you. If you are in hospital I can also help plan how to help you safely leave hospital with the support of your family or carers and other professionals. Sometimes your parent, or caregiver, is worked with also, if we think it would be of help to you. This would be discussed with you, when putting together a care plan for CAMHS. A care plan will include the number of sessions, and how CAMHS can help. A consent form will be completed with you about who is best to share information with. This is asking your permission as to who to share your CAMHS information with. This can sometimes be school or another professional. We would always share the assessment outcome with your GP providing a summary and plan from your CAMHS assessment. If for any reason you were at risk, or if someone was at risk from you, then the relevant professionals would be spoken to. Where possible we would try and speak to you first, to let you know who we would be speaking to. Individual sessions would not necessarily be shared with others unless this was in your agreement, or if you, or another person was at risk to yourself or from you. If CAMHS is not the best service for you, then you will be helped to think about other services that might be able to help. Psychiatrists can also complete assessments for diagnoses such as ADHD also. I work within the specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), you will need to be accessing this service to receive treatment from me. CAMHS can be accessed by your GP, school, or a professional who knows you well. We do not accept self-referrals.

CAMHS Family therapist

Family therapists can work with a child and young person individually but can also work with the system or family around you. I may invite family members into the sessions to think together about different parts of the system making changes. I can sometimes work alongside other professionals working with you to help move forward. Sometimes your parent, or caregiver, is worked with also, if we think it would be of help to you. This would be discussed with you, when putting together a care plan for CAMHS. A care plan will include the number of sessions, and how CAMHS can help. A consent form will be completed with you about who is best to share information with. This is asking your permission as to who to share your CAMHS information with. This can sometimes be school or another professional. We would always share the assessment outcome with your GP providing a summary and plan from your CAMHS assessment. If for any reason you were at risk, or if someone was at risk from you, then the relevant professionals would be spoken to. Where possible we would try and speak to you first, to let you know who we would be speaking to. Individual sessions would not necessarily be shared with others unless this was in your agreement, or if you, or another person was at risk to yourself or from you. If CAMHS is not the best service for you, then you will be helped to think about other services that might be able to help. Psychiatrists can also complete assessments for diagnoses such as ADHD also. I work within the specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), you will need to be accessing this service to receive treatment from me. CAMHS can be accessed by your GP, school, or a professional who knows you well. We do not accept self-referrals.

CAMHS Clinical psychologist

A clinical psychologist works with children and young people to understand emotional and psychological problems that might impact on your mental health. I can help work with you individually, but can also sometimes speak with your parents or carers to work out how best to support you. I will use talking therapy for a period of time to help work through your difficulties. There are different types of talking therapies. I will talk you through what works best for you. You will also decide what you want to change alongside your clinical psychologist. I work within the specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), you will need to be accessing this service to receive treatment from me.

Mind Jersey Child and Young Persons (CYP) mental health worker

A Mind Jersey CYP Worker supports children and young people aged 7-24 experiencing a range of mental health difficulties through groupwork, 1-2-1 interventions, training and education. I will not judge you or give you advice, our aim is to support you to become more empowered in looking after your own mental health and recovery by promoting positive coping strategies and self-help. I work mainly form the Bridge Child and Family Centre, but I do have an office space in town if that is more convenient for you. I can meet with you in school time, out of school hours or during the school holidays. I work closely with CAMHS, Schools, Primary Mental Health Workers and YES. You can self-refer or be referred by your school, mental health worker, parent or anyone else giving you support.

Youth Enquiry Service (YES) Sessional Counsellor

A YES counsellor will work with any young person aged 14 -25 years. I am trained to listen to young people without judging them and help them to understand their thoughts and feelings. This is also known as talking therapy where young people can, in confidence, explore many aspects of their life that might be otherwise difficult with family and friends. Through establishing a trusting relationship with a YES counsellor, it can help young people towards gaining a deeper understanding of their concerns. I will not give advice or tell a young person what to do and I won’t discuss with anyone else anything a young person has said during the counselling session unless there are any safeguarding concerns. I will work with a young person for as long as required and I will also make any necessary referrals to meet the young person’s individual needs. I work at the YES drop-in, the ‘Link’ at Eagle House, La Colomberie. I may be in contact with any professional who could potentially provide support or is currently working with the young person. This would be with your permission, all appointments are booked directly with you. You can access the YES counselling service by phone/text, website or popping into our drop-in at the ‘Link’ at La Colomberie. YES is open Monday to Friday 12 - 6pm. You can self-refer or be referred by any other person.

Mind Jersey Youth Participation Worker

A Youth Participation worker in mental health supports the work of Youthful Minds, Mind Jersey’s youth participation group. Youth participation is important and has benefits for the young people involved, mental health services and the community as a whole. It is the role of the youth participation worker to encourage young people’s participation. Youth Participation worker works with young people aged 11-25yrs to have their voices heard in mental health services and to reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems. Young people become more confident when they see their views are being taken seriously and acted upon. Their self-esteem improves and they gain skills that benefit other areas of their lives. Services benefit as if young people are involved in planning and decision making, they are more likely to be relevant and they are more likely to engage with the service. Youth participation worker treats young people with respect, accept young people’s idea, try out new activities, gives young people a voice, plans short- and long-term mental health projects. You can access youthful minds by emailing youthfulminds@mindjersey.org.

Occupational Therapist

An occupational therapist works with people who are under the remit of the Adult Mental Health Service, so we work with young people over 18. I work alongside other professionals within the Adult Mental Health Team, who can refer you for occupational therapy. I form part of both the Community and Inpatient Mental Health Teams. My aim is to promote maximum independence with all aspects of community living, and support individuals to help them to develop their full potential. I will start by exploring what is important to the individual I am working with. I will develop a plan to help overcome identified barriers, and may suggest alternative ways of doing things, regain lost skills, or learn new skills to help to get the most from life and remain independent. Occupational Therapists recognise that engagement in activities or occupation promotes wellbeing.

School based Counsellor

In school, you spend a tremendous amount of time learning, understanding and appreciating a vast range of subjects. Counselling isn't so different from these subjects, the intentions are the same, only in this subject, you bring the material to explore and understand further; in this subject, you are the expert, because the subject matter is your experience of life. School based counsellors work in secondary schools to help young people to achieve their full potential and deal positively with the difficulties they face. I am trained to listen without judging and help you to understand your thoughts and feelings. Counselling is one of the most common psychological interventions delivered in schools where children can explore, understand and aim to overcome issues in their lives causing them difficulty, distress and/or confusion. I will work with you to help bring about improvements in your mental health and wellbeing. I will help children and young people with personal, social and emotional issues affecting their wellbeing, attendance, learning and academic achievements, and relationships; and also develops skills to strengthen their resilience and deal with their problems and challenges. You can access counselling through secondary your school.

Primary Mental Health Worker

Primary Mental Health Workers are part of the Psychology and Well-being Service (PAWBS), the department of children, young people, education and skills. It may have been recommended by a member of staff from your school (e.g. ENCo, school counsellor) that you would benefit from some input from myself. This may be on a 1:1 basis or in a group setting. Part of my role is to support young people aged 5-19 with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. Your school ENCo might ask for my involvement if they had concerns about your emotional or mental health and you were not being seen by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). I assist with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. Our office is based at the Professional Development Centre on Highlands’s campus; however, I work within an allocated number of primary & secondary schools and community settings. You can access me through the school SENCo, and the service is free.

Wellbeing Facilitator

I am part of a small team of Wellbeing facilitators who go into Primary schools to support young people with positive mental health and well-being. I do this using calm breathing strategies, positive affirmations, arts and crafts, books, toys, LEGO and other fun resources. I deliver whole class Well-being sessions, small groups for more focus and 1:1 individual work. I can offer support with issues such as low self- esteem, anxiety, managing feelings, friendships, bereavement and loss. I deliver Well-being programmes specific to each young person including, ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support) and Friends (support for anxiety/depression. All sessions are planned to be engaging and fun. You can access support through the Well-being Consultation Line: 07797 916879, operated on Wednesdays, between 12.30 and 15.00 term time only. This is open to parents, professionals and young people. To access Well-being in schools you would need to speak to the class teacher or the School Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). A parent carer would need to sign a Request for Involvement. I do not work in secondary schools but I do link up with the ELSA’s that work in secondary.

Independent Mental Health Advocate

An independent Mental Health Advocate provides in-patient & community mental health advocacy for the young people of Jersey. I advocate for young people who are being seen by CAMHS, on Robin Ward for mental health issues, in Orchard house for assessment or treatment or whose freedom is being restricted under the mental health law. The support I provide is Confidential and Independent, I will Listen and support you in making informed decisions, help you understand your rights and ensure your views and wishes are heard. You can access support by emailing advocacy@myvoice.org.je or by completing an online referral form at www.myvoice.org.je

School Based Education Welfare Officer (EWO)

A School Based EWO works with students, families, school staff and outside agencies. I Provide support to young people and families alongside a broad range of services and voluntary agencies to promote positive attendance and punctuality. I do not judge, and each person is treated on an individual basis and some cases will remain with our service until a Young Person leaves compulsory education. School staff, students, parents or other professionals can make a referral to access me.

JET Transition coordinator

A Transition Coordinator works for Jersey Employment Trust (JET), which is a charitable trust to help people with barriers move towards employment. I work with

young people form the age of 14 to 21 years old to help them plan and prepare for employment. Linking with students and education leavers to develop action plans for the future, linking with employers for training, work experience and employment. I also offer support for gaining employment and keeping it. I don’t work with people with behaviour issues or have no barriers to employment, I work with people that want to move towards work even if that is a long way off. JET has offices at Highlands in town and Acorn in Trinity. I also carries out some of its work in schools or college. I work with wide range of statutory services, healthcare providers and other charities to provide the best support for its clients. I also work in conjunction with social security for those clients on income support. I work very closely with schools and colleges and If clients want, I can also have communication with parents and carers. Anyone can refer or be referred to the service (5 years residency not required) referral forms can be downloaded from www.jet.co.je email admin@jet.co.je or 01534 788900. The service is free.

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