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Getting help from child psychological wellbeing practitioners

Who are child psychological wellbeing practitioners?

Child psychological wellbeing practitioners (sometimes shortened to CPWP) work with children, young people and their parents. We help with mild to moderate problems with emotions, thoughts and behaviour that have recently started.

The treatment we offer is low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

What do child psychological wellbeing practitioners help with?

  • anxiety — social anxiety, panic, phobias, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and general worries
  • low mood
  • thoughts of self-harm

How do I get help?

You can speak with your GP who can refer you to our service.

If we think this might be the right place for you, you will meet with a CPWP who will discuss your difficulties with you and come up with a plan for your care that meets your needs. You will have an opportunity to work on a goal that you want to achieve. We offer individual or group-based interventions both face to face and virtually.

How do I get help for my child?

You can speak to your GP about a referral to the CPWP Team.

We can work with parents of younger children who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety and low mood through low intensity parent-led CBT.

Has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you as a young person or your child?

Many young people have been affected by the pandemic and multiple lockdowns, contributing to a range of emerging mental health difficulties.

If this has been your experience and you would like some support, please ask for a referral to the CPWP Team.

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Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

Resource number: MH42

Resource Type: Article

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