Emotional wellbeing support for young people in West Sussex
Youth Emotional Support (YES), is a service to provide support for young people aged 11-18 years.
The YES service will be based at the current FindItOut centres in Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Worthing, Burgess Hill, Lancing, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis.
Who can the service support?
The service can support your young patients with issues relating to their emotional wellbeing such as:
- Low mood
- Mild depression
- Low self-esteem
- Disengagement from education, employment or training.
- Those affected by Child Sexual Exploitation.
What does the service offer?
The service offers the following support:
- Young person’s counselling
- Face to Face support in FindItOut centres offering information, advice and guidance
- Intensive support from emotional wellbeing caseworkers
- Family support through advice and signposting
- Targeted youth group programmes e.g. self esteem, anxiety, anger and domestic abuse
How do GPs refer to this service?
Patients can ‘walk in’ to the centre or be referred by their GP.
New Park Road
Chichester PO19 7XY
37 Queens Square
The Y Centre
24 Marine Place
Worthing BN11 3DN
01903-210315 / 07952044336
Team Manager – Julie Tidbury 07720098037
Patients can ‘walk in’ to the centre or can wait to be contacted for an appointment. (Please note the centres can become busy at times and therefore drop-in clients may be asked to wait on arrival for a worker to be available.)
ChatHealth is an award-winning school nurse messaging service for young people aged 11-19 years. The service allows young people in West Sussex to get confidential support and advice from their school nurse via text messaging. The service is available Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm throughout the year and has received over 2,830 messages from young people seeking support in its first year. It’s an easy way for young people to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues, or to make a face-to-face appointment with a school nurse. The service is available on 07480 635424 and enables young to send messages to a dedicated number which will be delivered to a secure website. Further information about the ChatHealth text service including a video of a young person called Robert talking through his experience is available online: http://bit.ly/2oH3P1F