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How do THEDS support?

How do THEDS support?

Find out more about how THEDS support here

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Our support is tailored to the individual, based on their needs


In your first assessment appointment you will meet with one of our practitioners, usually a mental health nurse. He or she will simply get to know you and listen to your concerns about your mental health. This meeting will usually be at our office but can be arranged for another location if there is a difficultly in you attending.

During the further meetings you may meet with a psychologist and/or psychologist. Appointments usually last around one hour and can be arranged between the hours of 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday.

The assessment period can last up to six months and for people who are appropriate for us to work with can receive up to an additional eighteen months of support.

What we offer

Nursing supports includes but is not limited to:

  • Full assessment of the young person’s needs.
  • Crisis planning
  • Referral and signposting to external agencies
  • Psycho-educational work

Psychology input includes:

  • Assessment and formulation of presenting complaints
  • Solution focused interventions including:
    • CBT
    • Narrative therapy
    • Family therapy
    • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • A number of specialist psychology groups

Medical input:

  • Medical assessment of physical and mental health.
  • Advice around pharmacological interventions/therapy
  • Referral to appropriate services.

Social and Occupational support

  • Rework referral, a charity specialising in supporting people who have had difficulties with their mental health
  • Housing advice
  • Benefit advice, what people might be entitled to and how to claim
  • Liaison with other agencies i.e. Probation, court diversion, diabetic, youth offending, leaving care services.