Who are we?
Healthy Minds Lincolnshire provide emotional wellbeing support for children and young people up to 19 years old (25 if they have special educational needs/disability or are leaving care).
Emotional wellbeing is about being happy, confident and having good relationships.
Evidence tells us that early intervention, when issues arise, helps to prevent mental health problems developing in the future. That’s why our service is focused on providing children and young people with early interventions to prevent emotional wellbeing worries escalating into mental health concerns.
We use evidence-based interventions that promote resilience, normalise emotions and teach positive coping mechanisms.
Healthy Minds Lincolnshire is being delivered by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust through a partnership agreement led by Lincolnshire County Council.
What do we offer
At the current time due to Covid-19 guidelines we will be delivering our service differently to keep families safe. For the majority of appointments we will therefore be offering telephone and video appointments only.
Children and young people:
We will provide evidence-based brief interventions either on a one to one basis, small group sessions or signposting to other more suitable services (depending on need). Vulnerable children and young people will be given priority.
Parents and carers:
We will offer support and advice to parents and carers. We are also beginning to introduce parent workshops on supporting children with additional needs, helping your child with anxiety and family emotional wellbeing.
We will support education and Children’s Services professionals by providing training. The training is designed to build confidence in dealing with emotional wellbeing issues and providing a Toolkit to support children and young people’s needs. Upcoming training dates for Education providers and Children’s Services will be advertised via LCC.
How to refer
The first step for young people, parents and carers, or professionals is to follow the new Emotional Wellbeing/Behaviour Pathway.
It is anticipated that, where possible, all one-to-one and group appointments will be held at the child or young person’s school. Parents and young people will be encouraged to ask schools to support them to complete an Early Help Assessment.
Professionals wishing to refer to Healthy Minds should use Word document version of the Lincolnshire Early Help Assessment for Children, Young People and their Families and not the online version. All referrals should be sent to the e-mail below. If you are referring more than one child to Healthy Minds Lincolnshire, one form for each child being referred is required.
Lincolnshire Here4You Line
If you are unsure whether Healthy Minds Lincolnshire could help a young person you are supporting, call the Lincolnshire Here4You Line to speak to a Practitioner.
Advice will be available to professionals, young people and parents by contacting the advice line on 01522 309120. Monday to Friday 9:30am-4:30pm.
We will support all Lincolnshire children and young people up to the age of 19 - (25 if they have special educational needs/disability or are leaving care) who:
- are ordinarily residents in Lincolnshire or attend a Lincolnshire preschool, school or academy (state-funded independent school)
- are registered with a Lincolnshire GP and one of the above.
The service will offer support to parents and carers whose children meet the eligibility criteria above.
Training, advice and guidance will be available free of charge to all Lincolnshire preschools, nurseries, primary, secondary, special schools and academies who have met a set of minimum standards for accessing the service.
Priority will be given to vulnerable groups of children and young people.
Centralised Professionals Training
This FREE OF CHARGE training session is for staff in Lincolnshire schools and academies. The session will include:
- Recognising emotional wellbeing issues.
- Supporting positive emotional wellbeing.
- Strategies and tools to identify issues, provide brief interventions and promote resilience.
- Where and how to seek further advice and support.
No more than two places available per school per training date (further places can be requested, but will be subject to availability). Please book in the area/date which is most convenient for you.
To book your place: please complete the booking form and return to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any queries please contact: Petula Price, Lead Administrator: 01476 858277 or 07966181231 (please note Petula works Tuesday to Friday).