How to access the service and make a referral
We accept referrals where:
• The child/young person has a Worcestershire GP.
• The child/young person is between 5 to 18 years old.
• Whenever possible the child/young person has accessed previous support for the emotional wellbeing/mental health difficulty that the referral is about.
We are currently unable to accept referrals if the child or young person:
• Is currently engaged in face to face counselling/therapy for their anxiety with another service other than Kooth.
• Is currently under or is waiting to be seen by a Specialist CAMHS team.
• Regularly self-harms
• Has experienced multiple traumatic episodes
• Is undergoing or awaiting assessment with the Umbrella Service or has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.
• Requires one to one talking therapy support
• Has a previous history of attempts to overdose or take own life (if this occurred over 12 months ago and you feel this young person is suitable for this service please contact us)
• Is currently receiving support from the Youth Justice Service.
• Requires intervention for their behaviour - Groups are available for parents who would like to build on their existing skills and learn new approaches to support and recognise the feelings behind their child’s behaviour:
Once a referral is received it will be discussed at our earliest possible triage meeting
- If the referral is accepted a letter to inform the parent/carer/young person of the outcome and an invite to the next available group will be sent.
There are occasions where our service may not be beneficial or be best placed to meet the child or young person’s needs; a referral outcome letter will explain why this is and what alternative options are available.
As per our referral criteria we are unable to accept referrals for Children / Young People who are currently under or are waiting to be seen by a Specialist CAMHS Team. We currently provide short-term online interactive group programmes for children and young people age 5-18 experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and low mood. If your child has already been accepted for specialist CAMHS their Mental Health need has been deemed as one that is moderate to severe and it is unlikely that a Reach4Wellbeing group would be effective at this time.