What is the Kent Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service (CYPMHS)?

The Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) provides emotional wellbeing and mental health advice and support for young people and their families across Kent.

This service is available to young people from the age of 0-18 (up until their 19th birthday) and up until the age of 25 for young people with special educational needs or as part of a wider network of support for children and young people in the care of the Local Authority

CYPMHS offers advice and support for stress, low mood and depression, anxiety, self-harm or difficult to manage behaviours and support for neurodevelopmental difficulties such as ADHD or ASD.

The way in which we offer support can differ from young person to young person as every journey is unique. We are currently leading the way with our innovative digital support for young people and we have a number of resources available online. These are freely available and do not require a referral to our service.

For some young people, their emotional well-being may be having a significant impact on their day to day life. In these cases we may offer a short period of face to face support either in 1:1 sessions or in a group.

For more information about the types of difficulties we support and the type of support offered please click on our other sections.