21 September 2020

New mental health service for young people in Brent

We are delighted to announce that following a successful tender process, WDP has begun providing a new mental health outreach service to young people (up to age 25) in Brent.

This new service will work alongside WDP’s ELEV8 young people’s substance misuse team. WDP also provides the local adult substance misuse service, New Beginnings, in partnership with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).

The new street-based mental health service will provide support to young people who are living or studying in the borough and will take a trauma-informed and person-centred approach.

This early intervention service forms part of the wider Violence and Vulnerability Programme in Brent and will focus on:

  • Helping young people affected by mental health conditions (diagnosed or undiagnosed) to better understand and look after their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Helping young people affected by mental health conditions enter structured treatment, such as supporting access to local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
  • Reducing re-offending and improving the health and wellbeing of young people, carers, families and communities in the borough.
  • Engaging with young people/cohorts currently unknown to statutory services.

If you live or study in Brent, are under 25 and would like to talk to someone about your own or another young person’s mental health concerns, please contact ELEV8 on 0300 303 4547 or brentyp@wdp.org.uk.