Mental Health for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMHS)

An update on childhood mental illness provision in Lincolnshire

It is now possible to access the CAHMS service directly via self-referral on the following

We would encourage young people or their parents to self-refer to this system rather than waiting to speak with a GP. Childhood mental illness is a very specialist area, GPs can offer general advice, but more often than not a referral is needed and the doctor will simply be transcribing into a letter what is reported by a child or their parents.


steps2change consists of qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, Counsellors, Interpersonal Therapists, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Employment Advisors; all employed by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to provide psychological treatment on behalf of Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups.

We offer information and guidance in a variety of locations across the county. Our aim is to provide the help you need, in convenient locations, within easy reach of where you live and work.