Making a Referral
Today, there is an increased need for support of the emotional health and well-being of children and young people in care. Providers such as Child and Mental Health Services are often oversubscribed and understaffed, creating a barrier to accessing desperately needed help.
We strongly believe that children and young people possess resilience. Every child has built and developed behavioural and emotional responses which have enabled them to prosper and survive, often in extremely harsh environments (Reconstruct, 2016). Usually, providing high-quality care that is consistent, nurturing and boundaries can support the notion of turning a child’s life around. However, we are conscious that every child and young person will react differently following maltreatment and neglect, and the support that each needs may vary.
How to Make a Referral
There are two ways of referring into the Five Rivers Assessment & Therapy service.
- An internal pathway, with referrals received for those already in one of the care services at Five Rivers.
- An external pathway, for those outside the organisation but also for young people within Five Rivers who may need therapeutic support which is not commissioned at the start of their placement.
Make a Referral
We are here for young people and their carers across the country. Our affiliate network will aim to support those who need it, to assess early support or intervention and to maximise their potential as individuals.
To access our in-house team and our affiliate network of Post-graduate qualified Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Child/Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists and Qualified Therapeutic Practitioners, contact our Assessment and Therapy referrals team on 0333 122 6885.
Our Assessment & Therapy office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
It is important to note that this service is not a crisis intervention support team. If your referral is crisis-related and/or someone could be at risk, please access the necessary statutory supports in your local area. You can access information about crisis support services on the NHS website.