Future in Mind: children and young people

Our shared vision in Rutland and Leicestershire is that children and young people will have access to the right help at the right time through all stages of their emotional and mental health development.

For this to happen, we have developed a whole system approach to delivering a range of emotional, mental health and wellbeing services that meet all levels of need.

This guide is intended to give referrers information on each of the commissioned services available for children and young people, details about who can refer and contact information.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and there are other voluntary sector organisations that can be accessed, for example YoungMinds.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services 
About us

Provided by Leicestershire Partnership Trust. The enhanced access to CAMHS has been developed to ensure children and young people can access treatment to improve their life chances and to minimise the impact of long term health conditions. The enhanced part of the service is focused on streamlining the current access into CAMHS and the introduction of one multi-disciplinary team to assess the needs of children and young people.

Contact us

The service is open from 8:30am-3pm daily (Covid dependent).
Call Professional Advisory Service (PAS) 0116 2955048.

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment
About us

Provided by Leicestershire Partnership Trust. The aim of the CAMHS Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team is to provide rapid assessment and treatment of children & young people experiencing mental health difficulties.

Contact us

The service is open from 8am to 10pm daily, 365 days a year. Between 10pm and 8am, out of hours telephone support is provided by the adult crisis team. Telephone: 0300 300 1010.

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Early Intervention Psychosis
About us

Provided by Leicestershire Partnership Trust. The P.I.E.R. team has been set up to work especially with people who have experienced a first episode of psychosis.

Contact us

Call 0116 2943167

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Early Intervention Service
About us

The service is a partnership of organisations – Relate, ADHD Solutions and Centre for Fun and Families. The service supports children and young people who present with low level mental health needs, which impact on their daily lives but do not meet the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) criteria. 

Contact us

Call 0116 2543011
Email [email protected]

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Eating Disorders Service
About us

The Eating Disorders Service has been operating since February 2015 and was the first of the services set up as part of Future in Mind program. The aim of the service is to provide specialist assessment and intervention to young people with eating disorders. The service works with young people and their carers to provide interventions to address physical, psychological and social aspects of eating disorders.

Contact us

The service is open from 11am-12:30pm daily
Call 0116 295 0310
Email [email protected]

Family Action
About us

Family Action is a charity that provides a wide range of creative and talking therapeutic interventions for children and young people aged 5-18 who are experiencing trauma through abuse or neglect, domestic abuse or loss, or whose adoption is at risk of breakdown because of attachment difficulties.

Contact us

Tel 0116 2168334

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Kooth Online Counselling
About us

Kooth, from Xenzone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people; accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Kooth is able to break down barriers and stigma associated with accessing mental and emotional well-being support by offering a digital platform.

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Leicester City Early Help
About us

Provided by Leicester City Council. The Council’s early help offer brings together a range of services to support children, young people and their families who need some additional help. More information is detailed in the Children Centre and Family Support Service offer.

Contact us

Call Advice Point on 0116 454 1004
Email [email protected]

Leicestershire Early Help
About us

Provided by Leicester City Council.

Early Help offers a range of universal and targeted support to help tackle problems for children, young people and their families as soon as possible. Help may be offered at any point in a child or young person’s life. This includes both:

  • Help early in life (including pre-natal interventions), and
  • Help early in the development of a problem.
Contact us

Call First Response Duty Team 0116 305005

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Rainbow Trust
About us

Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness and need the bespoke support we offer.

Contact us

Tel 01372 363 438

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Route to Resilience in Schools
About us

Route to Resilience is delivered by a partnership of organisations – Centre for Fun and Families Ltd, Wellbeing Education, Mair Health Ltd and Billson Consulting Ltd. Route to Resilience is a year long programme of support from the Route to Resilience delivery team and peer support from other schools in the programme that provides a cohesive structure to integrate and extend participating schools’ existing work on character, values and resilience.

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Rutland Early Help Services
About us

Early Help is a process that practitioners (school teachers, school nurses, youth workers, etc.) use to get to know you and your family and decide how best they can help you and your family to reach your full potential. The Early Help process is consent based, which means that the practitioners will need your permission to start the process.

Contact us

Tel 01572 772 577
Email [email protected]

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SENDIASS Leicester
About us

SENDIASS Leicester offers free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves.

Contact us

Tel 0116 257 5027

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Services for Children and Young People
About us

Our shared vision in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is that children and young people will have access to the right help at the right time — through all stages of their emotional and mental health development. In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland there are a range of services that support children and young people.

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Start
About us

Start is a weekly drop-in arts/creative activities session taking place 4pm-7pm every Thursday. It is aimed at vulnerable young people and provides a safe, creative and social space for them to work on projects that they decide for themselves. There are also group work projects that they can get involved with, e.g. an annual exhibition. There is a wide mix of abilities and experienced staff are there to facilitate the activities.

Contact us

Email [email protected]
Tel 0116 2552592

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