Ipswich Young People’s Mental Health Team
The Young People’s Mental Health team is responsible for providing community mental healthcare to service users who require more specialist treatment than is available through the Under 18’s Wellbeing Team, Suffolk CFYPS or Suffolk Wellbeing Service.
Age of service: Service users between 14 and up to 25 years of age.
The conditions we treat:
We treat young people with severe depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), personality disorders, psychotic disorders, schizophrenia, and bipolar affective disorder.
In treating mental health in young people, diagnosis is not always as clear as for adults. It is important to focus on how young people are functioning and the impact on their mental health.
What to expect from us: When you come to us, you can expect to be informed clearly who is your care co-ordinator or lead professional, how to contact them routinely and arrangements for emergency contact – which is likely to be through another team out of office hours. The evidence based interventions with you could be via face to face contact, via telephone or group work.
How we support carers, including friends and family: For young people under the age of 18, we would expect to include carers/family members in all stages of care and treatment. We encourage continued involvement of carers and family for those aged over 18, in line with young people’s development and different legal expectations for adult service users.
Who to contact
- Mike Lyness
- Clinical Team Manager
- IP1 2BP
Where to go
- Children’s Treatment Centre
Bungalow 5 and 6,
- IP3 8LY
- View IP3 8LY on a map
- Area served
- Ipswich, All Suffolk
- Parking available
If under 18;
Children’s Treatment Centre
Bungalow 5 and 6,
If over 18;
It is sometimes most appropriate for us to meet young people at school, college, home or in another community setting.
Ipswich Young People’s Mental Health Team treats patients at the following GP surgeries: Barrack Lane Medical Centre, East Ipswich IP1 3NQ. Burlington Road Surgery, IP1 2EU. Deben Road Surgery, IP1 5EN. Felixstowe Road Surgery, IP3 9BN. Hawthorn Drive Surgery, IP2 0QQ. Ivry Street Medical Practice, IP1 3QW. Landseer Road Surgery, IP3 9LU. Orchard Medical Practice – White, IP4 2PZ. DR Solway & DR Mallick Practice (formerly Orchard Street Medical Practice - blue), IP4 2PZ. The Chesterfield Drive Practice, IP1 6DW. The Derby Road Practice, IP3 8DN. The Norwich Road Surgery, IP1 4BX.
Days & Times
- Open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm
- Time of day
- Session Information
Excluding bank holidays
- Cost Details
- Free at the point of delivery.
- Referral required?
- Referral and availability notes
Referral to our service is through the Emotional Wellbeing Hub for 0-25 year olds or through your GP.
The Emotional Wellbeing Hub will assess your referral and aim to contact you within a week of receiving your referral, depending on the level of risk. If your referral is deemed high risk you will be contacted within 48hrs. (If it is a life-threatening emergency call 999.)
An Emotional Wellbeing Hub practitioner will contact you by phone to discuss the information you have provided in your referral and they will determine if our service is suitable for treatment or if the needs of the service user can be best met with another service.
- Age Groups
- 16-25 years, Young people
- Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet, Audio Loop
- Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities
Who is this service for?
The Young People’s Mental Health Team is responsible for providing community mental healthcare to service users between the ages of 14 up to 25 years old, who require more specialist treatment than is available through The Wellbeing Service.
The service would work inclusively of physical disability and are able to offer both disability accessible clinical buildings and community visits. The Young Peoples Mental Health Team aims to work, with the support of other specialist teams where necessary, which includes mental health care for young people with mild learning difficulties and autism.
We are not able to provide a service to young people with moderate or severe learning disabilities and mental health difficulty. We have a specialist service to support these young people via Learning Disability Service (CAMHS) up to age 18. Can we look at over 18 services for LD adults
Is your service fully accessible?
Any information we have we can have translated into your language if needed. We will provide interpretation when needed including sign language. We have a hearing loop. Our buildings are fully accessible with disabled toilet access. We will organise home visits where necessary to ensure access to our service.
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