Children's Mental Health

Children and Young People's Mental Health Services

Increasing numbers of under 18's have been seeking NHS care for mental health problems, and sometimes are not sure what support is out there to help with their mental wellbeing.

BYTES Primary Care Network are proud to provide a mental health service for Children and Young People, addressing mental health needs across Thornaby, Ingleby Barwick, Yarm, Eaglescliffe and Park Lane surgeries with a fantastic mental health practitioner for patients under 18.

This service enables us to offer mental health appointments that are longer than a typical GP appointment, provide emotional and practical support as well as improving access to mental health services and sometimes enabling you to be seen sooner.

Who is this service for?

Please note this is not a service for a mental health crisis or emergency.

BYTES Primary Care Network (PCN)

Non-urgent advice: What can I expect?

An initial appointment will be carried out to gain an accurate insight of your needs to provide advice and guidance regarding beneficial support/ assessment/ treatment services (as appropriate). During an assessment, the following points may be discussed (where appropriate):

  • Mental health symptoms
  • Physical health and wellbeing
  • RelationshipsThoughts, feelings, and behaviours
  • Past experiences, especially of similar problems
  • Issues relevant to your or others’ safety

Non-urgent advice: What if I am 18 or over?

Contact the practice to make an appointment with our Adult Mental Health Practitioner.

This is for patients that are aged 18+ and are not currently receiving mental health treatment via a secondary service (e.g., hospitals, psychological wellbeing services, community mental health teams (CMHTs), crisis resolution and home treatment teams).

Urgent advice: Crisis Support

If in an emergency, always dial 999

CAMHS Crisis Team: 08000 516 171
Childline: 08001111
Samaritans: 116123
The Mix: 08088084994
Papyrus Hopeline UK: 08000684141
Young Minds Crisis Messenger: TEXT YM TO 85258

Patients wishing to book should not already be in touch with community mental health teams (CMHTs) or other providers e.g., CAMHS.

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