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Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) provides young people and their families with intensive home-based therapy, offering a range of therapeutic approaches to address concerns and provide support to help young people and their family cope better.

MST is an evidence-based service which has been extensively researched and implemented in many sites across the USA and Europe. We work closely with children's social care, youth offending services, child and adolescent mental health services and other children's health services.

Our range of multisystemic therapy services (MST)

MST services are provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust in partnership and under contract with other agencies. Together we currently provide three MST services in Cambridgeshire, one in Peterborough and one in Northamptonshire (see below).

Information for professionals

We accept referrals from agencies working with young people such as social workers, youth offending workers, child and adolescent mental health services, and schools via the local MST referral pathways.

We do not accept referrals direct from GPs.

Leaflets to help professionals understand local multisystemic therapy services:

MST CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) Services Cambridgeshire

An intensive home-based programme offering families a range of therapeutic approaches to address concerns regarding their parenting with relation to neglect and/or physical abuse. It uses evidence-based programmes to address adult mental health and substance abuse problems and addresses the needs of all the family members with one service.

The service is provided by Cambridgeshire County Council in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust for families in Cambridgeshire with children or young people between the ages of six and 17 who are on a child protection plan registered under the category of neglect and/or physical abuse.

See MST-CAN Cambridgeshire for more information about the service and how to refer.

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MST SA (Substance Abuse)

MST SA is specialised in addressing severe adolescent substance abuse and uses a contingency management programme with drug testing in collaboration with parents/carers.  After discussion of the referral behaviours and the family's desired outcomes, the family and MST worker agree a number of goals to work on and these goals will be the focus of the 3-5 month intervention.

MST SA services are provided by Cambridgeshire County Council in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust for families in Cambridgeshire with children or young people between the ages of 11-17.

See MST SA Cambridgeshire for more information about the service and how to refer.

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MST PSB (Problem Sexual Behaviour)

MST PSB is an intensive home-based programme offering families a range of therapeutic approaches to address concerns regarding young family members who have displayed problem sexual behaviour.

MST PSB services are provided by a partnership of four Local Authorities: Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council.  This partnership works in collaboration with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust to provide treatment for young people, aged 10-17 years old in these areas who are at risk of out of home placement due to sexually related anti-social or delinquent behaviours and/or young people involved with the youth justice system due to problem sexual behaviours.

See MST PSB Cambridgeshire for more information about the service and how to refer.

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MST Team Northamptonshire

MST in Northamptonshire provides young people, aged 11-17 years, and their families with intensive therapy and support for 3 - 5 months with the aim of reducing the risks of the young person entering into care or custody, and provides support to help the young person and their family cope better. The service works with the young person, their parents or guardians and the wider system around them to help reduce anti-social behaviours, improve family communication and function, support them with school engagement and positive role models.

Northamptonshire MST service is provided under contract by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust for young people and their families/guardians living within Northamptonshire.

See MST Team Northamptonshire for more information about the service and how to refer.

Contact:

  • Business Support Officer, MST Team, Room 8, Briar Hill Family Resource Centre, Coronation Court, Off Ashbrow Road, Northampton, NN4 8SZ
  • Telephone for referrals and enquiries: 01604 362001 / 362002
  • Fax (not secure): 01604 669392

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The page was last updated on 05 February 2015 by andrea.bateman.

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