Foster Wales

Creating Connections – MyST and Foster Wales

MyST – My support team is an integrated child and adolescent mental health team that sits within each local authority children’s services in Gwent, with its Management and leadership sitting within a regional programme and the Gwent Partnership Board.

Our aims are to connect and enable young people with complex mental health needs to remain in their communities with the right help at the right time. We work with the whole system around the young person. Young people who are referred to our service are involved with children’ services, often have had other services involved and are predominately children looked after.

Part of our work involves supporting our Foster Wales colleagues in each local authority borough in Gwent to identify, recruit and train MyST therapeutic foster carers who can offer local homes to our young people who would normally have to move away from their local community. We work in partnership with our Foster Wales local authority teams to find foster carers and family-based homes for young people we have identified as needing community-based care and family homes.

All our young people have experienced significant early adversity and trauma and as such they need long term ongoing support to enable them to lead an ordinary life and thrive.

Please see our leaflet for further information

Find your local Foster Wales team here.

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Foster Wales Caerphilly | Caerphilly | Facebook


A Gwent Partnership Board Service