In August 2015, NHS England asked all NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England to develop a local five year plan for the transformation of services that support children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

You can download the current children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing transformation plans for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire below. You can see the transformation plans for previous years in our library. 

For more information please email bristolccg.cypehbristol@nhs.net or call 0117 984 1592.

Off the Record Bristol

Off the Record (OTR) is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Getting support couldn’t be easier. Come along to one of OTR's regular Hubs (drop-in spaces to learn more about mental health), or explore otrbristol.org.uk and sign-up directly to the project or service you want to try.

OTR run various projects across Bristol and South Gloucestershire which have been designed with the help of young people, and all of them are delivered by a team of super-friendly staff and volunteers. All of OTR's projects and groups are free, confidential and self-referral.

OTR encourages a creative approach to mental health information and support, and runs groups such as Inspiration Works (arts and creative-based sessions) and Resilience Lab (stress management workshops). OTR also provides specialist support for young people experiencing bullying, self-harm and issues around gender and sexuality.

You can sign up to OTR's monthly e-newsletter which delivers tips and tricks for looking after your mental health, as well information on the latest projects and how to get involved.

To make an appointment or to find out more, please call freephone 0808 808 9120 (answered between 2pm and 5pm with an answerphone outside of these hours), text 07896 880 011 or email hello@otrbristol.org.uk.

Bristol Emotional Health Directory Services for Children and Young People

The Emotional Health Directory of Services for Children and Young people aims to be the single 'go to' place for information about children and young people’s emotional health for Bristol young people aged 0 to 25-years-old, including services commissioned by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.

You can download the directory; it has been designed to be used online and you can also print it as an A5 booklet.

If you have any feedback about the directory and the information within it, please email our team at bristolccg.cypehbristol@nhs.net.

Kooth online counselling

Kooth is a free online counselling and information service for children and young people aged from 11 to 19-years-old who live or go to school in North Somerset and Bristol.

Kooth can help with common issues that a young person might be experiencing and there are forum venues to discuss these with peers and professionals. There is an online counselling service and ways of setting goals to overcome young people’s issues.

Young people can get in touch with the service to get support directly, without needing to be referred by a health professional.

Mind You

If you are a young person living in South Gloucestershire, Mind You is an information hub to help you to look after your mental health, find out about mental health problems or get support.