We are pleased to announce that Bromley Y will be running the Single Point of Access (SPA) under the new Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service for Bromley’s children and young people. The new service is being launched on 1st April 2021. There are no changes to the Bromley Y charity itself and we are still based in Ethelbert Road in Bromley.
The old Bromley Wellbeing Service closes on 31 March 2021.
The new Bromley Y service is centred around supporting Children and Young People, with their needs at the core of everything we do. We apply our professional expertise, together with participation to drive improvement across young people’s mental health.
We provide emotional wellbeing support to children and young people from early years, up to 18yrs and for those who have Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND), or an Education & Healthcare Plan (EHCP) we continue up to 25 yrs. As a service we work very closely with colleagues from education to support children with additional needs or those young people who are more vulnerable. Bromley Y is committed to supporting Children Looked After (CLA) and recent care leavers.
To ensure that Children and Young People have access to the right care pathways Bromley Y has partnered with Oxleas CAMHS in joint daily triage. This allows decisions to be made in a timely manner and ensures that young people are placed in the correct needs-based groupings. For those young people whose needs change, we have weekly meetings to discuss the most appropriate service or care pathway.
We involve young people in every aspect of their care, right from the start. We gather information about their difficulties, level of need, their strengths and their relevant history; involving them in making a partnership plan and pathway for their recovery. The aim is to empower young people to make informed choices about the emotional support they want, the interventions they receive and the outcomes they desire.
Our support includes signposting, self-help advice, 1:1 therapy, group work, webinars and workshops for young people, parents/carers, and school staff. We are also taking Peer Mentoring into schools as well as expanding the Bromley Y Community Mentoring Service which provides longer-term 1:1 contact for young people for up to a year.
We also have two new digital interventions:
The Bromley Y text support service, called The Signpost will be launched soon - a local offer that links into Bromley Y for a seamless pathway. It an accessible, confidential platform giving advice and support for young people who are struggling but do not require a full intervention from a wellbeing service.
Lumi Nova, Tales of Courage - an immersive mobile game for 7-12 year olds, which facilitates graded exposure to help build lifelong skills to manage worries. Our practitioners will work with children, parents, and carers to access this therapeutic game.