Talking through our problems with people we know and trust, such as a friend, a family member or a teacher can be helpful, as this helps us comes to terms with the fact that something is wrong.
But in order to get the help and support that’s needed then speaking to professionals is often the best solution.
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) is made up of lots of people with different skills who are all specially trained to listen and help children and young people having difficulties with their thoughts, feelings, or behaviours.
Your GP practice, school nurse or youth worker can refer you to our service.
At CAMHS, we work together with you to identify the cause of your problems, and to decide what kind of help is right for you. Everyone is different, so the help we provide will differ from person to person.
We may treat you alone, or sometimes with your family, as working with everyone that is important to you may help us to find the best solution to address your problems.
Listen to young people talk about what helps them get through difficult times.
The length of time that you come to CAMHS can vary but your clinician will always review your treatment with you and give you an opportunity to talk about whether you are finding it helpful.
Children and Young people visit CAMHS for many reasons. Quite often, when people think of mental health services they may assume we only manage problems such as Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, or Self-Harm.
However, CAMHS helps children, young people and their families to manage a variety of issues.
From mood swings to difficulties with loss and attachment, low self-esteem to stress related disorders, people come to CAMHS for many reasons.
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Mental health isn’t as scary as it sounds. In the same way we can get physically sick with a cold, the flu, or an injury, sometimes we get mentally or emotionally unwell too.
And just as with physical health, your mental and emotional problems can be addressed so that you can go on to lead a happy life.
Remember, just because someone has experienced a mental health problem at some stage in their life, it doesn’t mean they will always have this problem.