Reach4Wellbeing

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The Reach4Wellbeing team aims to promote positive wellbeing, reach children and young people in their communities and reduce the stigma of mental health. 

We currently provide short-term group programmes for children and young people age 5-18 experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and low mood.

 

Contact information

Service hours:  Monday – Friday; 8.30am – 4.30pm

Location:  Countywide community locations

Team Lead: Catherine Eastwell

Emailwhcnhs.reach4wellbeing@nhs.net

 

About us

We are passionate about improving the emotional and mental wellness of children and young people. Our team are friendly, knowledgeable and supportive of all children and young people we work with. We provide strategies to help manage anxiety or low mood which are age appropriate, in settings that are community rather than hospital or clinic based.

Reach4Wellbeing Groups

The Reach4Wellbeing team delivers group programmes for children and young people using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles. We aim to run our groups in your local or nearby area, they are held in community settings and tend to be during term-time; transportation to and from the venue is the responsibility of parents/carers.

Each of the sessions are evidence based and we are able to offer the following:

  • A seven week anxiety and low mood programme for young people age 13 and over
  • A seven week anxiety programme for older children age 9 -12 years*
  • A seven week anxiety programme (Little Explorers) for younger children age 5 - 8 years*

*for the latter two age groups a parent or their representative is required to attend part of the sessions.

How to access the service

Referrals can be made by Parents/Carers and Professionals; Young People aged 13 years and over can refer themselves

To make a referral Click here to download the Reach4Wellbeing referral form


Self-referrals for parents, carers and young people aged 13 years and over

Download and complete the referral form (please type if possible). Once completed email to whcnhs.reach4wellbeing@nhs.net or post to: Reach4Wellbeing, 1st Floor, 1 Kings Court, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR5 1JR.


Referrals by Professionals

Download and complete the referral form (please type rather than handwrite). All referrals need to have consent from the young person, and/or family before submitting. Once completed email to whcnhs.reach4wellbeing@nhs.net or use the Children’s Portal if you have access to it.

 

We accept referrals where:

• The child/young person has a Worcestershire GP.

• The child/young person is between 5 to 18 years old.

•The child/young person has accessed previous support for the emotional wellbeing/mental health difficulty that the referral is about.

 

We are currently unable to accept referrals:

•If the child/young person is currently engaged in face to face counselling/therapy for their anxiety with another service other than Kooth.

•Is currently under or is waiting to be seen by a Specialist CAMHS team.

•Is undergoing or awaiting assessment with the Umbrella Service or has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.

•Has a previous history of attempts to overdose or take own life (if this occurred over 12 months ago and you feel this young person is suitable for this service please contact us)

•Is currently receiving support from the Youth Justice Service.

•If the child/young person requires one to one talking therapy support

•If the child/young person requires intervention for their behaviour - Groups are available for parents who would like to build on their existing skills and learn new approaches to support and recognise the feelings behind their child’s behaviour:

Once a referral is received it will be discussed at our earliest possible triage meeting, following this an outcome letter is sent to the young person or a child’s parent/carer and a copy to the GP.

There are occasions where our service may not be beneficial or be best placed to meet the child or young person’s needs; the referral outcome letter will explain why this is and what alternative options are available

If the referral is accepted a further letter inviting the child/young person to the next available group will be sent.