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Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

This page aims to give you information about what help and support is avaible in Royal Greenwich for children and young people. 

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.

Please see a guide to the right of the page which brings together information about the range of mental health conditions the local and national services available to provide support to children, young people and families.

The mental health symptoms on pages 4 to 10 and the section entitled “Determining the right help for the young person” are the copyright of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust 2017.

Please see a resource guide attached to the right that shows professionals working with children and young people as a way to identify mental health symptoms and the range of services available to support children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health concerns.

To the right we also have a presentation done by the ACE group at Kings Park school on mental health.

If you are a parent or carer interested in being involved in discussuons around childrens mental health please click this link for more info

How to get help in a crisis

Mental Health Urgent Advice Line: 0800 330 8590 (24 hour service)

Please contact your General Practitioner (GP) who may be able to help you with your physical or mental health problems. If necessary, your GP will refer you to community health or mental health services.

If it is an emergency you should go to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department of your local hospital. If you are a current mental health service user urgent advice is available.