Service Description

Our Care Leavers service is for young people aged 16 to 25 years old who are struggling with emotional and mental health difficulties. Some of their concerns could be difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours that they cannot understand. For example, difficulties managing areas of their life such as relationships, education or employment.

As well as experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings, they may be experiencing difficulties in other areas of their life such as problems with alcohol, drugs or homelessness. The Care Leavers service can provide support and help find a service that will offer support to have better control over these issues.

We provide a primary mental health service which offers additional support but does not replace existing provision for this age group, including under 18s or the Community Mental Health Recovery Services (CMHRS) for over 18s.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals including nurses, arts therapists, social workers, assistant psychologists, psychologists and psychiatrists.

Our Care Leavers service aims to:

  • Support young people to have their voice heard throughout their treatment
  • Provide support to young people to reduce the risk of long term mental health needs
  • Support young people to access appropriate services that will meet your needs
  • Carry out assessment and provide individual support sessions for young people
  • Advocate for and support young people when they might require ongoing support from adult services
  • Ensure they are treated as an individual and work in partnership with them throughout their time in contact with us.

Support criteria

For any young person aged 16 to 25 years who is under the Surrey County Council Care Leavers team living in Surrey, and who requires mental health support.

Requests for support

We only accept requests for support from health and social care professionals.

To contact us or make a request for support:

If a care leaver is previously known to the service or is currently receiving support from Surrey Children’s Services, they can be referred via the current consultation process provided to Personal Advisers by their named Care Leavers Service Specialist Mental Health Practitioner.

To access support from this service, a professional must create a request for support. If you are a professional, visit the request support page to find out more information on how to do this.

Areas covered

  • Elmbridge
  • Epsom and Ewell
  • Guildford
  • Mole Valley
  • Reigate and Banstead
  • Runnymede
  • Spelthorne
  • Surrey Heath
  • Tandridge
  • Waverley
  • Woking

Contact Details

Ramsay House
Richmond Crescent
Surrey, KT19 8PH

Telephone: 01372 203 096

Service manager: Emina Atic-Lee

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm