Do you work with young people (16-25) who may experience emotional distress?

The Compassionate Distress Response offers a listening ear to people who are experiencing acute emotional distress. It is operated by GAMH on behalf of Glasgow HSCP. People can be referred to the service through a number of routes, with their consent, and will receive a call back on the same day. They will get help to manage their distress and follow-up calls for up to 4 weeks or more if needed. The service runs from 9am-2am Mon-Fri and 5pm-2am Sat-Sun.

The Young People’s CDRS (16-25) is now open to referrals from 3rd sector organisations, as a trial from Jan-March 2022. If you would be interested in referring young people to CDRS and want to find out more, you are invited to come along to an information session on Thursday 27th January 2-3pm, on Zoom

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Please see also the attached Standard Operating Procedure, referral form and animation which explains more about how the service works. The telephone number for CDRS should not be given to individuals, and referrers should note that at this time, referrals from the 3rd sector can only be taken for the 16-25 age group.

CDRS Referrals Criteria and Pathway-

CDRS SOP for all pathways Jan 22

There is also short animation explaining the service below