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    Our Quality Awards are back and nominations are now open

    Do you know someone who has gone that extra mile? The awards cover categories which are open to individuals and teams as well as community organisations and the 2018 categories include two awards which are nominated by patients, carers and members of the public.

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    We are now a totally smokefree Trust 

    This new smokefree policy will help protect patients, staff and visitors from the dangers of secondhand smoke

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    We need your help to shape our strategy for the next five years. You can get involved by completing our survey or attending a workshop near you. 

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Children and young people

Children and young people and their families can be referred to CAMHS (child and adolescent mental healh services)  if  children are finding it difficult to cope with family life, school or the wider world.

If these challenges are too much for family, friends or GPs to help with -  CAMHS may be able to help.

Types of problems CAMHS can help with include violent or angry behaviour, depression, eating difficulties, low self-esteem, anxiety, obsessions or compulsions, sleep problems, self-harming and the effects of abuse or traumatic events. CAMHS can also diagnose and treat serious mental health problems such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

 

Getting in touch with CAMHS

  • speak to your GP who can refer you
  • search online for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in your area

 

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Practical information

It can be a difficult time while you wait for your first appointment, or between appointments. 

Why not download one of the following apps or have a look at one of these websites? 

     

     

     

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    Our services

    Welcome to our CAMHS service website.

    CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – our teams focus on the needs of children and young people and their families. They offer help with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.

    Our teams are based in local clinics and also we have hospital wards for children and young people who need more intensive support and treatment. Our staff will work with you to help young people and their families to find ways to cope with these stressful emotions and situations. We do this with psychological therapies, parenting skills and medication if needed. 

    If you are referred to one of our services you might be anxious. Hopefully the information on these pages will help to explain what happens, who you might see and how we can help. 

     

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