The Community Nursing for Children’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health service provides support to children and young people aged 4-18 years who are in a Surrey state school and are experiencing mild to moderate emotional or mental health difficulties.
Referrals to the service are usually made through your school nurse, school and health visitor. Each referral is considered on an individual basis and the best support for the child or young person will be decided. This might involve signposting to services from different agencies according to your child’s specific difficulty or short term therapeutic intervention.
We can help with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and physical symptoms and difficulties, including:
- ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
- Anxiety disorders
- ASD (autistic spectrum disorder)
- DSH (deliberate self harm)
- Eating issues
- Low Mood
- School Issues
- Self Esteem
- Sleep problems.
We will meet with you in locations that best suit you and your child, which can be in school, a clinic or home-based.
The Community Nursing for Children’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health role also aims to empower the 0-19 teams (school nurses and health visitors) and schools to develop expertise in early identification of mental health needs and improve access to appropriate intervention, by providing consultation and training.
Team and contact details
Please contact the team via your child's school or school nurse.If you or your child needs mental health advice, contact CAMHS Single Point of Access on 0300 222 5755. They are open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday.
For further information
- To follow up a referral
For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.
- For advice or questions about your child's health
- 2 year development checks
- Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition
Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.
- Access to mental health services
Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAHMS
- Hearing concerns
Contact the Audiology service
- Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family Health Surrey service
If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us. Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within 7 working days.