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Support for SEMH

CHUMS is a Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People and provides therapeutic support in a variety of ways. 

CHUMS started as a voluntary service supporting bereaved children, young people and their families in 1997. In 2000, funding was provoded by Macmillan to offer a countrywide bereavement service. Thereafter until 2011, CHUMS was supported by the NHS. However, in 2011 CHUMS 'spun out' of the NHS to become a social enterprise, enabling development and growth, to become the service it is today. On leaving the NHS, CHUMS comprised 2 services, 11 staff and a team of volunteers, receiving approximately 350 referrals per year. Today, CHUMS delivers 9 therapeutic services with additional support for schools, has 55 staff and 80 volunteers, supporting over 3,000 referrals per year.

CHUMS has developed a unique service delivery model to ensure that children and young people are able to access a service that supports their individual needs. 

The website includes a wealth of information for both parents and children and young people, as well as providing guidance to professionals and schools.

Please click on this link to the CHUMS website to find out more about the support they can offer.