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Child Wellbeing Practitioners
low intensity mental health intervention
Child Wellbeing Practitioners
low intensity mental health intervention
Child Wellbeing Practitioners
low intensity mental health intervention
Child Wellbeing Practitioners
low intensity mental health intervention

Who we are

The national Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) programme was established in response to 'Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health' plan to provide evidence based interventions for children and young people.

CWP programme aims

  • Create a new sub-service with close links to the local community
  • Focus on prevention and early intervention
  • Increase accessibility and see children and young people who might not meet the threshold for current CAMHS provision

Watch the video below to find out more:

Who we see

Parents of children ages 5 to 11 years old whose worries or fears are getting in the way of things. This could be phobias, feeling panicky or worries about the family.

Parents of Children ages 5 to 8 years old who would like to access help with how to respond to behaviour which they find problematic or difficult. This might be regular outbursts, difficulty following rules or temper tantrums.

What we ask from parents who see us:
  • To be able to identify a problem they want to change and define some goals
  • That they are open to the idea of guided self-help interventions and can be committed to carrying out agreed weekly between session tasks

What we offer

CWPs offer rapid access to guided self-help interventions, which is a structured set of sessions based the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This type of therapy can be effective in dealing with difficulties with worry and low mood.

Guided self-help is tailored to help parents understand and subsequently manage experienced difficulties by:

  • Helping to making sense of presenting difficulties
  • Identifying what the child or parent wants to change, setting goals and monitoring progress
  • Offering psycho-education to parents you understand the difficulties.
  • Introducing new ideas and strategies
  • Problem-solving and creating a ‘staying well plan’

To refer please visit your GP or ask your child's school to make a referral using the usual Southwark CAMHS referral form.

To find out more about where we are based, and our opening hours please visit our service directory page: Southwark Child Wellbeing Practitioners Team.

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