The Link is designed to maximise the impact of our Point 1 service. It does so by providing advice, support and training to adults who work with children and young people aged 0-18 across Norfolk and Waveney.

The adults we work with learn how to competently and confidently identify and recognise mild to moderate mental health problems and how to best direct the young people they are working with to find the support they need.

The Link project

  • Identifies, trains, develops and supports ‘mental health champions’ to discuss concerns about children and make educated referrals to targeted and specialist Child Adult and Mental Health Service (CAMHS) teams
  • Supports mental health champions in delivering the information they have learned to other staff within their workplace
  • Runs a rolling programme of training events and consultations
  • Delivers an area specific termly newsletter and update
  • Builds community connections between professionals