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Young Persons' Wellbeing Service

Medway Young Persons’ Wellbeing Service and Eating Disorder Services Kent and Medway

 

The emotional and mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Medway is a key priority for Medway Council, NHS Medway CCG and our partner agencies. In 2015 Medway published its Local Transformation Plan (LTP) for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing. The LTP sets out our shared commitment and priorities towards achieving a brighter future for children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.

 

The updated 2017/18 plan describes the progress made against the objectives, plans and actions set out in the LTP as well as plans for the next 12 months as we launch our new Medway Young Persons’ Wellbeing Service.

 

As of September 2017 all Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services transferred to North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT). The service is known as Medway Young Persons’ Wellbeing Service.

 

Eating disorder services also transferred to North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) as the new provider. The service is known as the Eating Disorder Service for Kent and Medway.

 

Referrals to Medway Young Persons’ Wellbeing Service

The referral process from 1 September is via a Single Point of Access (SPA). This will be used for all referrals.

 

Single Point of Access

The commissioned model requires a Single Point of Access (SPA) for all referrals. The SPA is an integral part of the service as a central point for screening, triage and sign-posting.  Access to the service is streamlined and referral management is effective. 

 

Contact details

You can contact the SPA via telephone or email:

Telephone: 0300 300 1981

Email: nem-tr.medwayypws.referrals@nhs.net

 

Operating Times:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 12 noon

 

Our NELFT Mental Health Direct (MHD) team will provide additional support out of hours and weekends via telephone advice and triage to Crisis teams. The telephone number is 0300 555 1000.

 

Referrals to Eating Disorder Service

The referral process from 1 September will be via a single telephone number. This will be used for all referrals.

The minimum age for referrals to this service is 8 years.

 

Eating Disorder Service Contact Details

You can contact the Eating Disorder Service for Kent and Medway via telephone or email:

Telephone: 0300 300 1980

Email: nem-tr.eds.kentandmedway.referrals@nhs.net

 

Referral Forms

Referral form for Medway Young Persons' Wellbeing Service

Referral form for Kent and Medway Eating Disorder Service

 

Please note that referrals by letter, with the appropriate information will still be accepted by the service.

 

Page updated 30 October 2017