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Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (CYPS)

If you need mental health support, contact the Lifecycle Service. If the Lifecycle Service thinks that you would benefit from different support, and you are aged 18 or under, they may get help for you from the Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (CYPS).

What can the CYPS help with?

The Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (CYPS) can provide services such as:

  • Diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders (eg ASD, ADHD, Tic disorders)
  • Diagnosis and intervention for more complex mental health issues (eg Personality disorders, severe eating disorders)
  • Support with severe learning disabilities or challenging behaviour

How to get support from the CYPS

Contact the Lifecycle Service. This is the single point of contact for all mental health support in South Tyneside.

Even if you think you may need specialist support from the CYPS, please contact the Lifecycle Service first. They will make sure that you get support from the right place. If they think that you need support from the CYPS, they will get this help for you.

Contact the Lifecycle Service.

If you are already getting support from CYPS

If you are already under the care of CYPS, you should contact them directly for support with issues such as: 

  • Psychotic symptoms (such as hearing or seeing things that aren't there)
  • Medication reviews
  • Advice and support about the care and treatment they are already offering you

If you are under the age of 18, contact: NHS: Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (CYPS).

If you are over the age of 18, contact: Monkwearmouth Hospital.

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