YOUnited – Mental Health Support for Children and Young People

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YOUnited Referral Hub offers a single referral route for ALL young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
aged up to 17 with the support of a professional. If the young person would like your help in getting support for
their mental health, then, with their consent, you can refer them via YOUnited.
YOUnited offers access to a range of support including CAMHS therapies, counselling and guided self-help.
It is a partnership between four organisations. CPFT for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS),
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust for Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners, Centre 33 and Ormiston
Families for counselling & guided self-help.

What do we hope to achieve?

We want to address confusion about how to navigate the system.
We want to add capacity into the system so more children and young people can be supported, with shorter.
waiting times and less delays for assessment.
We want to include children and young people in the decision-making process.
We want to give options to children and young people who have been falling through service gaps.

How does it work?

Referrals can be made to YOUnited by a GP or any professional working with children or young people
through the website here.
Referrals will be triaged and assessed by specialist staff who collaborate with the children and young people
and their families on the best pathway for them.
The child or young person will then work with one of the partners to have their needs supported.
Young people aged 18 to 25 can self-refer to Centre 33 here or self-refer to MIND’s Good Life Service here.
GPs can also make referrals for mental health assessments to CPFT’s Primary Care Mental Health Service.