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Whitstable Junior School

Whitstable Junior School

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CYPMHS (Children and Young People Mental Health Service)

The Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) provides emotional wellbeing and mental health advice and support for young people and their families across Kent.

The service is open to young people between the ages of 0-18, or up to 25 in some instances, for example those with special educational needs.

CYPMHS offers advice and support for stress, low mood and depression, anxiety, self-harm or difficult to manage behaviours.

NELFT also provide support for neurodevelopmental difficulties such as ADHD or ASC. For more information visit our NLDS page.

We also have specific support for Eating Disorders. Please visit our Eating Disorders page for more information.

The way in which we offer support can differ from young person to young person as every journey is unique.

For some young people, their emotional well-being may be having a significant impact on their day to day life. In these cases we may offer a short period of face to face support either in 1:1 sessions or in a group. Due to the ongoing pandemic these 1-1 or group sessions may be offered to you via video call. If you have limited access to devices such as tablets/laptops, poor or restricted internet or data access, or find online options difficult to use please do let the service know so we can ensure we are offering solutions that you can easily access.

Are you concerned about a young person’s thoughts, feelings or behaviours? To find the most appropriate contact for your concerns please select from the following:

I am not a Children and Young People Mental Health Services (CYPMHS) patient

If you are in Crisis or require out of hours support, please call SPA on 0800 011 3474 to be directed to appropriate support. 

Alternatively you can complete the SPA Request for Support form here

SPA contact information

Do they have an urgent need? Is it an emergency?

The Single Point of Access team will be able to provide you with support and advice and will assist you to reach the right help on:

  • Tel: 0800 011 3474

Kent Community Health Foundation Trust (KCHFT) provides support for children and young people’s physical and emotional health needs, including the CYP’s counselling service. 

More information on all our support can be found at