Bee U – Children’s mental health and wellbeing
BeeU is Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin’s Children and Families Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service. The service is a partnership between providers that ensure that children, young people and their families get timely and appropriate support for emotional health and wellbeing support.
Children & Young People aged 11 and above can access free confidential support and counselling from Kooth, which is an online service, without a referral.
Kooth can be accessed via www.kooth.com
Children and young people of all ages and their parents can access any of The Children Society’s drop-in sessions – BEAM, without an appointment or referral. Here they can talk to an experienced practitioner who will listen to and support them with any challenges facing them regarding emotional health and wellbeing. BEAM also offer several workshops focusing on a specific issues. Information on the location and days BEAM operates can be found here.
More specialist mental health support can be gained via the Access Team for the Young People and Families Mental Health Service (previously CAMHS).
Professionals & staff working with children & young people can contact the Access Team for a consultation or advice on the most appropriate direction of support. The Access Team can be contacted by phoning 0300 124 0093.
A specialist mental health intervention may be suggested which might include face to face psychological therapy with a young person, family therapy or a referral to Helios who offer therapeutic support via Skype. If this is the case a referral will be requested. Referrals can be received electronically or by secure email to 025SPA@sssft.nhs.uk