A local NHS Trust has introduced a new mental health service to support children and young people living in and around Scarborough.
The new crisis resolution home treatment service, run by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, provides specialised community care to children and young people in a mental health crisis.
The service works in partnership with GPs, child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) teams, local authorities and other supporting services to reduce mental health difficulties, limit further deterioration and lessen the likelihood of further risk to young people experiencing mental ill-health.
The service is available to young people under the age of 18 who are in emotional distress or may be displaying high levels of risk taking behaviour or self-harm.
Anyone can refer into the crisis resolution home treatment service, which operates 10am-10pm, by calling 01723 346035.