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Community Crisis Support Team Great Yarmouth & Waveney

 What help do you offer?

At the Community Crisis Support Team we provide support  for young people age 12 to 18 when things become really difficult. Mostly we would work with you if you already receive support from another mental health team, but we also meet young people who are new to the service but need the most urgent help. We offer help to young people with severe mental health needs in the community as an alternative to treatment as an inpatient. 

 How do I get help from your service?

If you already receive support from a mental health team then you could speak to your worker about receiving additional support. If you are not currently receiving mental health support then you can speak to your GP or another professional and request a referral. 

 What hours is your service available?

Monday - Friday 09:00 17:00
Saturday - Sunday 09:00 13:00

 What can I expect from you?

​We see you either once each day or every few days depending on the severity of your condition.  We attend your home, college, school or wherever you feel most comfortable. We discuss your difficulties and find the best ways of helping your recovery. We usually support you as a young person for around 6-8 weeks, sometimes more and sometimes less.

 What is the main address of your service?

​Cranbrook Centre 
Northgate Hospital 
Northgate Street
Great Yarmouth 
NR30 1BU

 How can I contact you?

​If you are interested in our service please speak to your care coordinator or consultant about treatment options.  Our team is for young people already receiving support from another mental health team. We provide additional and intensive support.

 What conditions do you treat?

​We offer support with depression including low mood, sadness, crying, being anxious and worrying.  We support you if you self-harm or attempt suicide.  We offer support if you feel low in confidence and worthless if this is causing you severe mental health issues.

 What support do you offer carers including friends and family?

​Where possible we encourage you to include a friend or family member in the support available so we can discuss any issues we are concerned about.  If someone has taken on a full time carer role, or is struggling to balance their carer role with daily living, we can refer them for a carer assessment.

 Clinical Team Lead

​Sam Whitham

 I need help urgently! Who do I call?

​People already being treated by our service should call 01493 337601.