At CAMHS, we aim to understand the child or young person’s experiences and the reasons why they might need support. We assess, support and treat children and young people who have moderate to severe difficulties with their emotions, behaviour and mental health.
We know how important it is to hear the voices of everyone we support, which is why we make decisions together with children, young people and their families. We often work alongside other people in the network, such as school or college staff, to fully understand the young person’s needs.
- gives advice on how everyone can work together to develop ways to manage a person’s difficulties.
- sets goals and regularly reviews work to achieve the best outcome.
- offers different therapeutic approaches, including individual therapy, group work or family therapy. Medication may be suggested depending on the severity of the difficulties.
- sees children and young people with neurodiversity, such as ADHD or autism if there’s an additional mental health need, such as low mood or anxiety.
CAMHS respects the beliefs of everyone using the service and is sensitive to their culture, race, gender, sexuality, disability and social class.
You can find out more about our commitment to Equality, Diveristy and Inclusion here.