Bromley Community Wellbeing Service (CWS)
A single point of access for the emotional wellbeing of young people under the age of 18 in Bromley
Bromley Y hosts the Community Wellbeing Service which is a single point of access service for children and young people’s emotional and mental wellbeing in the borough. Children and Young People are referred in, their difficulties are screened, and it is then decided how best we can support the young person and their family. This could be through therapeutic support at Bromley Community Wellbeing Service
support we offer or signposting to a more appropriate local service.
School Wellbeing Service (SWS)
Short term, early intervention support to schools under the trailblazer initiative.
Delivery includes a range of remote and face to face interventions including: universal workshops to whole year groups, parents/carers and staff around emotional wellbeing, targeted group work and individual one to one sessions for both children and their parents/carers.
The support includes regular meetings (fortnightly or monthly) with mental health leads in schools to discuss the wellbeing of students and staff. Regular feedback is encouraged to think about what is needed in schools. Funded by NHS England, via Bromley CCG.
Specific and tailored, wellbeing support that is bought in by some schools in the borough.
A Bromley Y Wellbeing Practitioner provides a fixed number of hours to the school, per week, offering one to one interventions and group work depending on the needs of each individual school.
Funded by each individual school.
Regular meetings with a Bromley Y Wellbeing Practitioner, within a cluster of schools, to discuss how best to support the wellbeing of students and staff in those schools. Each school within the consultation cluster has a named practitioner that they can contact for specific queries between meetings.
Funded by Bromley CCG.
School Outreach Workers
Support for young people in schools that do not come under the SWS (trailblazer) remit who are experiencing emotional difficulties that have a predominantly school-based concern.
Referrals come directly to CWS and are triaged with the recommendation being that a practitioner offers support in school. This will involve working with individuals, parents, and staff to support the needs of the young person.
This service is available to all schools in the borough (only YrR–Yr3 for SWS schools) but is rarely used in special schools as these students often meet the threshold for CAMHS or for 6th form students due to greater independence and autonomy. The service that is also available to independent schools but is rarely used (referrals from independent schools are also proportionally lower to CWS).
Funded by Bromley CCG.
An initiative in partnership with Anna Freud Centre to bring together education and mental health professionals to identify challenges in the locality. As a result of Covid-19 these events are currently held remotely. Two free online sessions will be offered to all state schools who are not involved with SWS (Trailblazer) in the first instance but will then be opened to up to SWS schools.
Funded by NHS England, via Anna Freud Centre.