Emotional Health and Wellbeing Partnership
31st October 2018
Commissioned by Lancashire County Council, the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Partnership supports children and young people with low to medium-intensity mental health difficulties. Eleven agencies work in partnership to deliver a wide range of therapeutic support across the 12 Lancashire County Council Districts.
The service provides tailored preventative and early intervention therapeutic support to children and young people who live in Lancashire, are of educational age 4-19 years (or up to 25 for people with special educational needs and disabilities) and are at Level 2, 3 or 4 on the Lancashire Continuum of Need.
The offer includes play therapy, counselling, family systemic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness and trauma therapy (EMDR). Participation in these evidence based interventions supports the young person to facilitate change and promotes resilience to tackle issues like separation, bereavement, self-harm, depression, phobias and anxiety, whilst: developing successful strategies for managing behaviour and emotions increasing problem-solving skills and conflict resolution skills learning new ways to comfortably experience and express emotions strengthening self-esteem and behaviour change increasing positive mental health increasing acceptance of self and others.
Access to the service can be made by referral to the Lancashire Children and Family Wellbeing Service, together with a Common Assessment Framework (CAF) assessment to ensure that appropriate wrap around support can be provided to the family ensure that appropriate wrap around support can be provided to the family.