Who is our service for?
The Child and Family Service is a service with lots of different professionals who assess, diagnosis and provide treatment for any child or adolescent up to 18 years of age who are experiencing mental health difficulties. Problems people/children come to see us for include things like:
- Relationship problems
- Fears of various things
- Feeling down and sad
- Eating problems
- Family Separations
- Factors that affect learning in school
- Self harm
- Difficult habits
Families often come to us who are under stress related to a death, birth of a child, relationship breakdown, separations, divorce, remarriage and other unsettling situations. In a child or young person, this stress may show itself in difficult behaviour, strained relationships, minor illnesses, problems at school or simply general unhappiness.
Sometimes these things seem so overwhelming it’s hard to see the way forward.
How do we help?
The Child and Family Service promotes a strength based approach to assessment and treatment and recognizes the importance of positive mental health of children, adolescents and their families.
We’ve got a large team of different professionals here to help you. They include:
- Clinical/Counselling Psychologists
- Social Workers
- Psychiatrists (Doctors)
- Community Mental Health Nurses
- Family Psychotherapists
- Mental Health Practitioners
- Occupational Therapists
So we’ve got many different ideas and methods to help you through your difficult times. There is a broad range of help available to meet your level of need. We all aim to work in a culturally sensitive manner. Life is full of ups and downs. At times, we all struggle to cope with what life throws at us.
The help we offer is based on listening to young people and their families or carers and talking about what the problem might be. In our experience, most people have skills and abilities they do not recognise. By thinking and talking together, new solutions can be explored and changes made . All referrals and discussions are treated as confidential. Very occasionally, if you or someone else is at risk, we may need to inform other professionals, but we will discuss this with you at the time.
Who can refer into our service?
You may ask for an appointment through the following people:
- Social Workers
- Health Visitors
- School Professionals
- Paediatricians/ Hospital Doctors
- Paediatric Occupational Therapists
- Specialist Nurses
- School Nurses
What happens in an emergency?
If you have an urgent problem you will need to see your GP as soon as possible who will make an urgent referral to the team if appropriate. In cases of emergency’s where you feel unable to keep yourself safe we suggest you go to Accident and Emergency department at your local hospital.
What about carers and families?
The help we offer is based on listening to young people and their families or carers and talking about what the problem might be. In our experience, most people have skills and abilities they do not recognise. By thinking and talking together, new solutions can be explored and changes made.
How do you reach the service?
The Gem Centre
Tel: 01902 444021
How To Find Us
The Gem Centre is within easy reach of Wednesfield High Street.
On foot - High Street proceed down Bealeys Fold (opposite the 'The Tiger' Wetherspoons pub). At the main road bear left to the traffic lights then turn right into Neachells Lane, the Gem centre is approx 200 yards on the right.
By bus - Regular routes operating through Wednesfield from Wolverhampton city centre include the 559, 525 (indirect route, stops at Alfred Squire Road opposite Wednesfield Police Station) and 560 (this bus goes via the New Cross Hospital site).
By car - from Wolverhampton city centre take the A4124, Wednesfield Road, proceed into Wednesfield Way towards Bentley Bridge and at the third roundabout turn left. The Gem Centre car park is the first turning on the left. Parking is free.