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Compass Bloom team meets community partners to help coordinate support for children and young people

Published on: November 21, 2022

Members of the Compass Bloom team have met professionals from other local services to ensure they work together fully to support children and young people.

Eve Allen, Compass Bloom Team Leader, said of the event at Moor Nook Community Centre, Preston: “It was a great opportunity to connect and understand the services that are available to support the children and young people of Preston.

Compass Bloom Mental Health Support Team staff met services including the Child Action Northwest (CAMW), Children and Family Well-being service (CFWS), Lancashire Youth Council, Children Adults and Young People Bereavement (CAYP), Prince’s Trust Preston, Preston North End Football Club and Primary Mental Health Team of Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust (LSCFT).

“These events are the foundations of strong relationships that put children at the centre of what we do,” said Eve.

It also provided an insight into the other services and the challenges they face.

And she added: “Compass Bloom is undertaking a lot of work to support and improve children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing. We want to coordinate with other services in order to eliminate duplication or cross-over.

Karen Lee, Primary Mental Health Worker at Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust (LSCFT), said of the event: “The idea was to bring all services together with a view to promote an Emotional Health and Well-being Champions Network.

“The next steps will be for us to work closely together to support each other in the New Year.”