Bromley Y is a long established local charity offering free therapeutic support to young people between the ages of 0 – 18
We provide the highest quality, non-discriminatory service for young people and their families who live in Bromley or who are registered with a Bromley GP surgery.
As an accredited CYP IAPT service we use evidence based therapies to work collaboratively with children and young people.
Bromley Y is commissioned by the NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group and Bromley Council to provide community wellbeing support as well as support in schools. We also provide traded services to schools, charity-funded support groups and our mentoring scheme.
As commissioning and contracting requirements for Clinical Commissioning Group’s and Local Authorities have become more robust, so have the requirements for organisations to deliver contracts and to tender for them in competition with other national and local organisations. Bromley Y successfully achieved this in 2014 winning the substantial contract for the Bromley Community Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People. Subsequent funding from Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group has extended these services.
Bromley Y is a national beacon site for the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) which is a service transformation programme delivered by NHS England that aims to improve existing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) working in the community. This programme does not create standalone services, but works to embed the above principles into existing services. The programme began in 2011 since which time Bromley Y as an organisation has successfully embedded the principles and practice in all its service delivery.
We are implementing the themes of 'Future in Mind' (2015) by delivering an early intervention service that promotes prevention and resilience, delivering evidence-based interventions that are accountable and transparent to children, young people, parents and carers. Working together with individuals to ensure that they can access help at the right time and in the right place. Developing the service to involve young people's voices and actions at every level constantly reminds us who our customers are. Utilising feedback in this way, Bromley Y has become accredited by CORC as one of the first national 'best practice' sites for the use of outcome measures - this has been valuable recognition by the wider community of what we are doing well and where we can still learn to do better.