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Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services

Since 1 September 2017 all Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services previously provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation were 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) and you can find details of their services across Kent and Medway here

Eating disorder services previously provided by Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust were also transferred across to NELFT as the new provider. The service is now known as the All Age Eating Disorder Service for Kent and Medway.

Single Point of Access
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The commissioned model requires a Single Point of Access (SPA) for all referrals. The SPA team within Kent is run jointly with Kent Community Health NHS Trust (KCHFT). The SPA is an integral part of the service as a central point for screening, triage and signposting. Access to the service is streamlined and referral management is effective.

Referrals to Kent CYPMHS
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The referral process is via a Single Point of Access (SPA). This is used for all referrals.

Contact details

You can contact the SPA via telephone or email:

Telephone: 0300 123 4496
Email: nem-tr.kentchildrenandyoungpeoplehealthservices@nhs.net

Operating Times:

Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 12noon

Our NELFT Mental Health Direct (MHD) team provides additional support out of hours and weekends via telephone advice and triage to Crisis teams. The telephone number is 0300 555 1000.

Referrals to All Age Eating Disorder Service
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The referral process is via a single telephone number. This will be used for all referrals. The minimum age for referrals to this service is 8 years.

Eating Disorder Service Contact Details

You can contact the Eating Disorder Service for Kent and Medway via telephone or email.

Telephone: 0300 300 1980
Email: nem-tr.eds.kentandmedway.referrals@nhs.net