0 to 19 Torbay service works together to promote the health, development and well-being of children, young people and families in the Torbay area where you’ll first come into contact with the team antenatally (pre-birth), which then progresses through early years onto pre-school and continues until your child has reached 19. Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust are working with Action for Children, The Children’s Society and Torbay Council as the new Torbay 0 to 19 Partnership. This will be the first of its kind in the region and possibly the UK.
0 to 19 Torbay have a small team of Trainee Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) who are completing their post graduate qualification in low intensity therapeutic work in affiliation with The Universities of Reading and Exeter available to support children, young people or parents.
During this training year the CWP’s can provide a number of different evidence based, outcome focused therapies for children or young people (CYP) with low level mental health concerns. CYP who are referred to us will attend an assessment session in which we gather information on who they are and what support they require, those who meet the criteria will then attend 1-2-hour long sessions a week with us for 5-8 weeks.
CYP aged 12 and up can access therapy independently, with parents attending for support if the child wishes. If the CYP is aged 11 and below the interventions offered will be parenting led meaning after the initial assessment parents will be the only ones in attendance so that they can develop skills to help support their child.
What can CWP’s do?
Referrals will be triaged to ensure they are appropriate for the wellbeing practitioners. If they are unsuitable referrals you will be notified.
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