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Our child and adolescent mental health services

It is estimated that one in ten children and young people have a diagnosable mental health condition, while similar numbers with less serious mental health problems will need help at some point during their development.

We provide both community services and hospital-based services for those experiencing a range of mental health issues including:

  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Psychosis

Our services have been developed with children and young people and the specialist teams understand the numerous challenges they face.

Our services are staffed by lots of different professionals (known as multi-disciplinary teams).  This includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Mental health nurses
  • Social work practitioners
  • Primary mental health practitioners
  • Family therapists
  • Cognitive behavioural therapists
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Support staff

The teams work with the young people, parents, carers and partner agencies to make sure that the right care is provided to each individual, depending on their needs and circumstances.

Community-based services

Healthy Young Minds

Following a consultation with stakeholders our community-based CAMHS are now called Healthy Young Minds (our CAMHS in-patient (hospital) units are not affected by the name change and will remain called the Hope and Horizon units -read more about these below).

Our Healthy Young Minds Service provides a range of community-based services in each borough.  Read more about them by clicking on the following links:

Community-based Eating Disorders Service

Our new Community Eating Disorders Service (CEDS) launched in July 2016.  It provides dedicated care and support for young people who have an eating disorder.  It can also provide advice and support to anyone who cares for or works with a young person.

Rather than being a stand-alone service, it is part of our exisitng borough-based Healthy Young Minds Service - enhancing the support already provided.

You can find out more about the Community Eating Disorders Service at www.healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/eatingdisorders

Other community-based services

In addition to the core community-based Healthy Young Minds Service, we also provide some other borough-based services.

#Thrive - emotional health and wellbeing service:

This service is for young people aged up to 19 years who live in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale (or are registered with a GP practice in these areas).

For further information visit: www.healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/thrive

Tameside Early Attachment Service:

This service is delivered in Tameside and Glossop, in partnership with Tameside General Hospital NHS Trust.  The team works with parents throughout pregnancy and up until the child's fifth birthday.  The aim is to promote the importance of the relationship a baby/child has with its parents and to support parents to develop this positive relationship.

Click here to find out more.

Hospital-based services: the Hope and Horizon units

The Hope Unit and Horizon Unit are inpatient (hospital) facilities where young people can receive expert care and treatment in a safe, therapeutic environment.

The units have been designed with young people in mind and have benefited from an extensive refurbishment to ensure they are of the highest standard. Based on the Fairfield Hospital site in Bury, the units provide treatment to young people aged 13 to 18, from anywhere in the UK.

Both units are led by an expert team comprising psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, an art therapist, occupational therapists, dieticians and teachers.

Click here to read more about the units.  

For more information, or to make a referral, contact the team on 0161 918 8505.

Find out more

Visit our dedicate website:

We have developed a dedicated website for children, young people and anyone who cares for or works with them: www.healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk  

It has been developed in partnership with young people and professionals and provides lots of different types of advice and resources.  This includes stories from young people, top tips for feeling better, links to useful websites and apps, copies of helpful leaflets and advice about who you can contact if you need to speak to someone.

Follow us on Twitter:

If you would like to keep up to date about our work and get some top tips for dealing with everyday issues you might be experiencing, follow us on Twitter @HealthyYM 

The future 

In response to the Government report ‘Future in Mind’, which focuses on promoting, protecting and improving mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, a range of partners in each borough have worked together to develop a detailed local plan setting out how services will be transformed over the next five years.

Click on the following links to read the plan for your borough (please note that these links will take you to the relevant borough's Clinical Commissioning Group website):

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