Our projects to support your wellbeing…

Chilypep runs a number of projects that focus around supporting young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing…

My Mind, My Life is a project for Children and Young People aged 11 to 17 in Sheffield who have been referred to CAMHS. It is run by Chilypep, and is funded by the council and health authority. The My Mind, My Life! project workers meet young people on a 1-1 basis to explore what is going on for them. It gives young people the chance to think about and decide for themselves what goals they would like to make to help feel better and enjoy life more. This could be anything from getting out and about more, learning a new skill or making new friends. To be able to take part young people must have an identified mental health need and be one of the following:

  • Be on the MAPS or CAMHS waiting list
  • Be attending MAPS or CAMHS (had an assessment or having treatment)
  • A worker has consulted with a MAPS or CAMHS professional and they have agreed to make a referral to the project

The BRV Project (Belonging, Resilience, and Vocabulary) aims to improve emotional literacy within boys and young men and give them a better understanding of themselves. Through it they can learn the tools and techniques to recognise, communicate and manage their emotions, and realise their capacity to become active, empowered citizens. Young people can co-create curriculum themes, engage in open discussion and take part in activities and events and contribute to national campaigns.

Trainee Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs)

Amber and Olivia, two of our workers, are currently training to be ‘Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners’ or CWPs!

CWP’s work with children and young people who might be struggling with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. They work together with the child, young person and family/carers to help find ways to manage and overcome their difficulties.

Chilypep’s CWP’s are currently in training so are called “Trainee CWP’s”. This means they are currently studying to support you the best they can!

CWP’s can support children and young people…
• Up to the age of 18
• Struggling with their mental health and wellbeing
• With mild to moderate difficulties
• Where their difficulties started within the last two years
• Who want to take part
• Willing to take part in a 30-40 minute session
• Willing to meet on Zoom or over the phone during the lockdown (with the
option to meet face to face following the easing of restrictions)
• Willing to meet at either our Sheffield or Barnsley base (once lockdown
restrictions are eased)

To find out more please take a look at our CWP information letter below or contact us at info@chilypep.org.uk.

CWP Information for Young People

To find more local services in Sheffield and Barnsley working around youth mental health, check out the directories below!

Sheffield Mental Health Guide

Barnsley Open Up Directory