A new collaboration between local mental health support teams (MHST) and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) has launched in Barnsley.
Branching Minds Barnsley brings together both services under one roof, helping children, young people and their families get the right support at the right time, whilst providing more seamless care.
Children and young people, families, carers and professionals can request support for mental health and emotional wellbeing issues centrally from the newly joined-up service.
A child or young person must be registered with a GP practice in Barnsley to request support from the service.
You can request support from Branching Minds Barnsley by:
- Calling the team on 01226 107377
- Completing the 'request for support' form online at www.compass-uk.org/services/barnsley-mhst.
The Branching Minds team is available Monday – Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday, 9am to 4pm (excluding bank holidays). For emergency support outside of these hours, please contact your out of hours GP (by calling your practice number as usual) or NHS 111.
Previous service-specific referral routes such as CAMHS SPA/APIT (assessment and primary intervention team) will be re-directed into the Branching Minds Barnsley team. The launch of the Branching Minds Barnsley will not impact on any current referrals that the MHST or CAMHS have.
Monday – Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday, 9am to 4pm (excluding bank holidays)
Phone number: 01226 107377
Published: 30 August 2022