What types of support do we offer?

For some young people, their emotional well-being may be having a significant impact on their day to day life. The Single Point of Access (SPA) will decide if the Medway Young Persons’ Wellbeing Service (YPWS) is the most appropriate service for you. MYPWS  provide assessment and treatment for children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties.  Following the assessment a care plan is agreed regarding how best to help.  If treatment is suggested this treatment will be evidence based (following NICE - National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines).  Treatment may be provided either in a group or 1:1. Treatments may also involve the people around the children and young people such as carers, schools and other professionals.  All care plans are individual based upon the needs of the young person.

These include:

  • Online self–help
  • Sign-posting to other organisations
  • Crisis support
  • Specialist assessments
  • Face to face therapy either individually or in groups (may be offered online during the Covid 19 Pandemic)


You will be informed of the outcome of your referral and be given the reason and evidence for the chosen way forward.

Please note that we are offering some of our support services via telephone and video call/virtual groups due to the Covid 19 situation. Please make us aware if you have any difficulties accessing support in this way. We will take this into consideration and discuss this with you further before deciding a way forward. We will support you to access your treatment. Where necessary appointments are still happening face to face.