Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) has launched a new advice line for young people, parents/carers and organisations across Cheshire and Wirral who may have concerns about a young person’s mental health.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at CWP set up the ‘Children and Young People’s Out of Hours Advice Line’ to provide access to a mental health service for children and young people, their families and concerned professionals outside of the usual hours.
The advice line can be accessed by calling 01244 397 644 and is open from 5pm-10pm Monday to Friday, and 12pm-8pm Saturday and Sunday.
Sallie Taylor, head of clinical services for Wirral CAMHS, said: “This new out of hours advice line is an exciting step toward providing the right care at the right time in the right place.
“We set up the advice line because we want children and young people struggling with their mental health to be able to access advice and support at any time.”
She added: “All the clinician’s you speak to will be trained in different backgrounds including social work, psychology and nursing and will have experience and knowledge of a range of mental health difficulties.”