Frequently asked questions

Can I self-refer for services?

Yes, you can self-refer for Health Visitor (over 2 years), School Nurse, Family Support, Targeted Youth Support, Parenting Support, Early Years Inclusion Service, Portage, Early Support (SCIP), Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Use the generic ‘request for help’ form for a school nurse referral and email it back into us at earlyhelphub@cornwall.gov.uk . Please click here (link to forms page) to see all of our forms and what they are used for.

Use the generic ‘request for help’ form to get booked onto one of our parenting programmes and email it back into us at earlyhelphub@cornwall.gov.uk

ASD
Discuss your concerns with your child’s health visitor, school, GP or nursery. If a referral is appropriate then a professional needs to complete the form. It is helpful if you do this in partnership with them.

Useful webpage:  The Pearl Centre 

ADHD and ADD

It would be best to discuss your concerns with your child’s health visitor, school, GP or nursery. If a referral is appropriate, parents or professionals can make a referral to CAMHS.

Please contact the Cornwall Council ASD Teams for advice around parenting groups and other support.

Useful webpage: National Autistic Society 

Support for this is not available through the Early Help Hub. Contact your child’s school to discuss assessments for dyslexia/dyspraxia and other related disorders.

No, the Early Help Hub does not offer specific counselling services.

We would mainly signpost to other sources of support such as Care and Support in Cornwall or contact Cornwall Council Housing on 0300 1234 161 and Benefits on 0300 1234 121.

Contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116.