That Place - Young Persons Centre

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From April 10th, 2007, That Place opened its doors to young people. That Place is a Young Persons Centre in High Street, Burton, offering a multi agency approach to delivering early, easily accessible mental health care and emotional wellbeing for young people. It will improve the range of services available to young people through collaborating with partner agencies to jointly deliver a broader variety and choice of interventions, up to-date and youth focused information, along side practical help and support.

Through this service, mental health professionals from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Adult Mental Health Services will collaborate with other partner agencies to provide a range of information and services for young people aged 14-19 experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. This will rely on close partnership working to develop shared support systems, skills, training and resources that provides more effective and accessible choice for this group of people for whom traditional services have struggled to engage or excluded from services. It will improve the transition between CAMHS and adult services (AMHS) and between health and other statutory and non-statutory agencies, ensuring the journey through supporting agencies is less complex and prolonged.

The Centre will provide a multi agency youth sensitive service that:

  • Provides easier and timely access for young people in need of emotional support or treatment for mental health issues
  • Aims to share skills and knowledge between staff across agencies so that a wider range of options are available and promotes optimum effectiveness and improved outcomes
  • Reduces delay in accessing the most appropriate help
  • Young People being seen in non- stigmatised environments
  • Reduces interface issues
  • Best utilises resources

As mentioned, the centre is for young people aged 14-19 years, however the centre will work with young people up to 25 years, where there is a special need, e.g. mental health illness or disorder. At the same time, we will not be strict with the age group and turn away a 12 or 13 year old, although at busy times, we will need to be able to manage the numbers of young people at That Place.

That Place will support any young people who are referred or walk into the centre with any issues, worries, or needs they present. These include, amongst others;

  • Drug/alcohol use
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self harm
  • Health promotion
  • Family/relationships
  • Criminal justice/offending behaviour
  • Finances/benefits
  • Eating disorders
  • Culture needs
  • Aspirations
    • Career/jobs
    • School
    • College
  • Teenage pregnancy/parenthood
  • Effects of bullying

We will offer a various range of interventions to address the needs of young people, and put together a support package which is tailor made, holistic and feasible. Some of the interventions we offer are:

  • Healthy living
  • Anxiety management
  • Depression management
  • Creative therapy
  • Mental health promotion
  • Building self esteem
  • Confidence building
  • Drug & Alcohol misuse
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Anger management
  • Parenting skills
  • Budgeting Skills

That Place puts the young person at the centre of our support and interventions. That Place also encourages young people to actively take part in decision making, guidance of the centre and includes young people in the development of the service through the young people’s focus group.

Our partners who are involved in our multi-agency partnership agreement include:

  • Youth Agency
  • ConneXions
  • ADSIS Youth Services
  • Housing associations.
  • Young Mind.
  • Making space.
  • Social Services.
  • Rural Emotional Support Team.
  • Samaritans.
  • Educational Authorities: Life Long Learning Directorate
  • Mental Health Service User networks.
  • Primary Care Trusts.
  • Advocacy Services (ASIST).
  • South Staffordshire NHS Trust.
  • Citizens Advice Bureau.
  • Police and Criminal Justice services.
  • Carers Association.
  • Staffordshire County Council Services.
  • Relate.
  • Racial Equality Council.
  • Community Voluntary Services
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Job centre/ Department for Education and Skills
  • Burton Youth for Christ
  • ARREST Referral Workers
  • Complementary Therapies

Young people from Burton and its surrounding area can access the centre, as can any young people from Staffordshire.

For more details visit the That Place website at;

www.thatplaceburton.co.uk

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