Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Service
"I was listened to and it was easy for me to talk"
"We have found [CAMHS] a lifeline through very difficult time"
"I didn't feel judged, I could be truthful"
"My child's needs have come first"
"I now know what I can do in order to make steps forward and improve"
"It helped us to learn how to help ourselves as a family"
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. It's a service for children and young people under 18 and their families and it's part of the NHS.
CAMHS is for when problems with mental health are stopping you getting on with daily life. You may feel stuck, scared or like hiding away. Usually it won't be the first help you try.
This page was reviewed and updated on 25.09.2018 (next review due September 2020)
In this video (made by Pennine CAMHS) Fran, who is 14, explains what coming to CAMHS was like for her.
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