On 1 September 2017 all Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services previously provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferred across to North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) as the new provider. The service is now known as Kent Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMHS).
Eating disorder services previously provided by Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust also transferred to NELFT.
Contacting Kent CYPMHS
There is a single point of access to the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services. Its purpose is to provide support, advice, and guidance to individual children and young people, their parents or carers, and health and social care professionals including those who wish to refer to a service and those seeking guidance or information.
Anyone who contacts the single point of access and is not eligible for a commissioned service will be signposted to alternative support.
Contact details for Kent CYPMHS single point of access
Telephone: 0300 123 4496
For more information about the service, please visit www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-kent-children-young-peoples-mental-health
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday: 8am to 12 noon
The NELFT Mental Health Direct (MHD) team provides additional support out of hours and weekends in the form of telephone advice, and triage to Crisis teams. The telephone number is 0300 555 1000.
Referrals to Eating Disorder Service
From 1 September there is a single telephone number for all referrals to this service, which is for children and adults. The minimum age for referrals to this service is eight.
Eating Disorder Service Contact Details
Telephone: 0300 300 1980
For more information about the service, please visit www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-kent-medway-eating-disorders
Referrals by letter, with the appropriate information, will still be accepted by both services.