Bromley Y is a long-established local charity offering mental health and emotional wellbeing advice and support to children and young people.
We provide the highest quality, non-discriminatory service for young people and their families. As an accredited Children and Young People’s Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) service we use evidence-based interventions to work collaboratively with children and young people.
Bromley Y is commissioned by the NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group and Bromley Council to provide emotional wellbeing and mental health services across Bromley as well as support into schools. We also provide additional support to schools, charity-funded support groups and our mentoring scheme directly through the charity.
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 delivering an early intervention service that promotes prevention and resilience, delivers 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.