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Online mental health support for Children and Young People

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Welcome to The Sandbox

Online mental health support for Children and Young People 

What is The Sandbox?

Watch this video to find out what The Sandbox includes and why it was created.

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If you find yourself struggling with your mental health at the moment, know that you are not alone and that we are here to help you. 

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Are you a teacher looking for support for one of your pupils? Check out our referral guide below.

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The Sandbox is an NHS-funded service to support children and young people in South Staffordshire and Hertfordshire with their mental health and well-being. 

In addition to providing NHS-funded support, The Sandbox is a central place for resources about common mental health issues, with information on how to access additional support or emergency services.

Need urgent help?

If you have injured yourself or are thinking of suicide please dial 999 or go to A&E.

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For parents & guardians

We provide resources to help those who look after CYP.

Support for parents or guardians

For professionals

We provide free materials to support those who work with CYP.

Support for CAMHS, nurses, therapists

For schools

We provide free materials to give to CYP in school.

Support for teachers or schools

Who Is The Sandbox For?

The Sandbox is for Children and Young People struggling with their mental health. This service is available for anyone registered with a GP in either South Staffordshire or Hertfordshire

We are an online only service so are not suitable for certain more severe mental health issues or for people who are in crisis. 

You can find out where to get help if you are in a crisis here

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South Staffordshire 

Anyone aged between 5-18 can sign up for The Sandbox in South Staffordshire. 

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The Sandbox is commissioned by the following organisations:

 • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 

 • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

 • Hertfordshire County Council / Integrated Healthcare Commissioning

 • Suffolk and North East Essex NHS Foundation Trust

 • Bedford Borough Council 

If you are based within one of these areas you may be able to rapidly commission or request Sandbox services such as waiting list support for your CYP.  

If you are based outside these areas we'd be happy to talk about how The Sandbox can provide needs-based early help support in your area!  

Contact: sandbox@mindler.co.uk

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Hertfordshire

Anyone aged between 10-25 can sign up for The Sandbox in Hertfordshire. 

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Swindon

Check out online resources and where to find local help in Swindon. 

We are currently experiencing a system outage with Juvonno, our online therapy platform.

If you are unable to login to your Portal, please try again later today or email sandbox@mindler.co.uk for further assistance.

How Do I Sign Up?

If you want additional online support for your mental health, The Sandbox offers an assessment for NHS funded online therapy.

Click the 'Complete Assessment' button below.

Our care team will review your assessment and get back to you within 24 hours (Monday to Friday). There is no need to email us unless we have not gotten back to you after 24 hours has passed.

Depending on the results of your assessment, you may be offered an online CBT course or one-to-one online therapy.

It may be helpful to prepare some information before completing the assessment! 

We will need to ask you for:

  •   Your personal details (name, age, GP or surgery name,        and address)

  •   Your contact information (email and mobile number)

  •   An emergency contact name and phone number. This      person must be over the age of 18


This assessment should be completed by the person seeking support. 

If you are a mental health professional and would like to refer a child or young person, please let us know by emailing sandbox@mindler.co.uk

If you are under 12 years old, you should complete the assessment with the help of a parent, guardian, or adult you trust.

If you need any help completing the assessment, please let us know using the LiveChat button.

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Information For NHS Professionals & Commissioners

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Check Out Our New Podcast 

The Talkbox - Out Now!

The Talkbox is a podcast for parents, carers, teachers, and professionals.

Our first episode is on "How To Support Young People Receiving Mental Health Help"