All children get upset sometimes and can have difficulties in their family or school lives.

We see children and young people who are very worried, sad or angry. This can affect their daily lives, including their behaviour, other feelings, eating and sleeping, as well as their relationships with friends and family.

Most children and young people are referred to us by health professionals such as their doctor (GP), hospital or community paediatrician, school nurse, or health visitor.  Professionals in education and social care can also refer children and young people into our Service.

Find out more about your local service below.

All referrals should be made using our referral form. To request a referral form please email ChildrensPsych.East@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Telephone/email discussion and enquiries are always welcome, but a referral form needs to be completed for a service to be provided.

We cover the area of East Lancashire and are based at The Mount, in Accrington. We also see people in some community health centres, for example in Colne and Rawtenstall.

Service Contact Details:

Children's Psychological Services East Lancashire
The Mount
Whalley Road
Accrington
BB5 5DE

Telephone: 01254 226480

We have services in Preston and Lancaster.

In Preston, we are based at Royal Preston Hospital, we also see people in community health centres.

In Lancaster we are based at Longlands Child Development Centre.

Preston:

Children's Psychological Services
Avondale Unit
Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane North
Fulwood
Preston
PR2 9HT

Telephone: 01772 773415

Lancaster:

Children's Psychological Services
Longlands CDC
Westbourne Drive
Lancaster
LA1 5EE

Telephone: 01524 550020

Our main base is in Whitegate Drive Health Centre in Blackpool.

Children's Psychological Services Fylde Coast
2nd Floor Whitegate Health Centre
Whitegate Drive
Blackpool
FY3 9ES

Telephone: 01253 957166
Email: ChildrensPsych.Fylde@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

The Blackburn with Darwen Fast Track Service is a collaborative service provided jointly by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust and Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority. 

The fast track team provide expert clinical psychological assessment of the emotional and psychological needs of Looked After Children to support social work care planning for the child's permanent placement and including expert consultation and training to other professionals involved in supporting children.

The team offer therapeutic and life-story work for children with complex needs as they prepare to move into an adoptive or alternative permanent placement. 

Fast Track also works alongside the post adoption service in Blackburn with Darwen to provide therapeutic support to children who have been adopted and their families. 

The service takes referrals from social workers within Blackburn with Darwen Children's Services including the post-adoption support service. All referrals are managed by the Adoption Team Manager.

The service is based with the Adoption Team at 10 Duke Street in Blackburn.  However much of the work is undertaken in service users homes or children's centres across Lancashire.

Contact

Fast Track Team
Adoption, Floor 2
10 Duke Street
Blackburn
BB2 1DH

Telephone: 01254 666806

The primary clinical focus of the service is to:

  • Offer psychological consultation to social workers and other staff working with children and young people who are Looked After by Lancashire County  Council (LCC) as well as children adopted
  • Provide psychological advice and support to adoptive families, foster carers and residential staff regarding children and young people in the care of LCC.
  • Provide training sessions, alongside partner agencies, to adoptive families as well as  foster carers looking after LCC children
  • Following initial consultations, carry out specialist assessment work and therapeutic interventions for children and young people adopted and those in the care of LCC

The service provides a targeted service to children and young people adopted and those in the care of LCC. Referrals to the service are usually made by the referred child's Social Worker.

We do not provide a court assessment service or forensic assessments.

All referrals should be made using our referral form. To request a referral form please email CYPSCAYT@lancashire.gov.uk

Telephone/email discussion and enquiries are always welcome, but a referral form needs to be completed for a service to be provided.

Telephone: 01772 538880

Specialist Tier 3 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are available in Cumbria and can be referred to if the difficulties with mental health are escalating.

Tier 3 CAMHS is a service for children, young people and families with significant, severe, complex or persistent emotional, mental health, psychological and/or relationship difficulties.

This could include:

  • Anxiety/Mood disorders
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Self-Harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorder
  • Post traumatic Disorder
  • Somatic Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • More than one mental health condition
  • Severe behavioural problems (as part of any of the above)

The Tier 3 CAMHS team members include a range of mental health professionals and specialists who are trained and experienced in working with young people and their families.

MyTime is a Tier 2 CAMHS service and offers support for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues by providing early targeted interventions, usually through around 6-8 sessions. The service also provides advice and support to parents, carers, school staff and others working in children's services across the county.

CAMHS South (South Lakes and Furness)
Alfred Barrow Health Centre
Duke Street
Barrow -in-Furness
LA14 2LB

Telephone: 01229 402696
Email: camhssouth@nhs.net

Healthy Young Minds online support and information

The health and care system in Lancashire and South Cumbria have created a website which provides information, support and resources for children and young people, their parents and carers and professionals who support them.

Access the Healthy Young Minds website


Healthy Young Minds

You can find a variety of advice, guidance and support related to children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing on the Healthy Young Minds website for Lancashire and South Cumbria. 

The website divides information into three categories: children and young people, family members and carers and professionals.