Individuals who wish to use the service (self-referrals), Rotherham police, including the Vulnerable Person’s Unit, Housing, Youth Services, mental health services including the crisis team, Liaison and Diversion, probation and youth offending.
Together runs this project in partnership with South Yorkshire Police, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH). The project is supported by Barrow Cadbury.
Rotherham Pathways offers support to vulnerable young adults aged 16-24-years-old, who are in contact with police and emergency services in Rotherham. We work with individuals who are at risk of offending or at any stage of the criminal justice pathway, or who are having police and crisis contact as a result of their vulnerabilities.
Based on a holistic assessment by a registered clinician, individuals are given practical support to manage their mental wellbeing and to access community resources, from employment and training, to housing, and mental health services. Our Pathways Workers also support young adults to identify, understand and alter any behaviours that are perpetuating their mental distress. They work with individuals to develop tools that enable them to sustain these changes, for example emotional management, assertiveness, negotiation and problem-solving skills. A key focus is on strengthening their informal support networks and relationships.
Young adults are supported for approximately 12 months, for up to six hours per week (dependent on individual need) with the aim being that on leaving the service, they will have developed a personal set of resources that will reduce their mental distress, risk of offending and dependency on emergency services. We take a flexible approach and can see individuals in a range of settings and environments according to their preference.
If you would like to initiate a referral, and the answer is ‘yes’ to all of the questions below, please get in touch:
Is the person you’re supporting:
– aged 16- 24-years-old?
– at risk of (or has experience of) offending, arrest or contact with emergency services?
– experiencing distress?
– willing to engage with support?