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What is Emotional Health and Wellbeing?

The service offers support and advice for a wide range of emotional, relationship and behavioural difficulties.

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What is Emotional Health & Wellbeing?

Mental health can be described as someone’s overall psychological and emotional wellbeing.  A mental health problem is when a situation or problem affects the way someone thinks and feels and leads to them finding it hard to cope with family life, school or the wider world. Often, it occurs if someone experiences something traumatic, such as bereavement, bullying or abuse, but sometimes it can happen without these triggers.

When a child or young person is experiencing difficulties, previously they may have been supported by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  However, after significant consultation around services across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, the views of children, young people and their families as well as professionals has directly informed the design of the new Emotional Health & Wellbeing Service (EHWBS).

The service supports children, young people and the adults around them to better equip them with tools, techniques and networks to cope with everyday life/life transitions and support their peers.

Who Delivers Emotional Health & Wellbeing Services?

Through our partner organisations we offer a wider range of services depending on how children, young people and their families choose to access services.

Bee U consists of The Children’s Society, Kooth, Healios and South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. New Drop-in and online services are available as well as Young People and Families Mental Health Service (previously CAMHS) to help you with;

  • getting advice
  • getting help
  • getting more help
  • getting risk support

What do we do?

Staff who work within the Bee U partnership are specially trained to talk with children and their families about problems they are having.

What’s on offer?

  • To work with you and your family/carer to help to understand some of the difficulties you are having
  • To help other people to help you
  • To talk together to work out what support/therapy may be best for you

Why do children visit?

There are lots of reasons why children might visit the Bee U service.  We usually see children who are worried, sad or angry, or have problems with their behaviour. Growing up can be stressful and you may feel lonely, frightened or feeling like nobody understands you.  These problems are sometimes called emotional health and wellbeing or mental health problems.

When our bodies become unwell, we might go to the doctor for help. In the same way, when children and young people have problems with their mental health they might visit the Bee U Service for help.