1 in 4 people have some sort of mental health problem at some time in their lives.
This can include things like feeling stressed or worried, down or depressed, angry or overwhelmed. Sometimes these feelings can be a reaction to problems in life, like bullying or arguments at home. Sometimes the feelings can be a response to memories or problems from the past. And sometimes you just don't know why you feel the way you do.
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to supporting the wider workforce and there are pathways in place enabling staff working with vulnerable young people to access support, consultation and training.
What are Specialist CAMHS?
Specialist CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) are NHS mental health services that focus on the needs of children and young people with more significant mental health problems. They are multidisciplinary teams that include Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Mental Health Practitioners, CBT Therapists Family Therapists and Counsellors. Healthy Young Minds is a specialist CAMH service operating across 6 boroughs.
Worried About Your Child?
Many children and young people experience emotional and behavioural problems from time to time. They may be stressed about exams, unhappy about friendship problems, confused about changes to their body, anxious about the future. They may experience worries and sadness. There is lots of advice and information online about how to help.
If you are worried about your child you can get excellent advice and support from YoungMinds.
They have a free helpline (0808 802 5544) staffed Monday to Friday. You can also find information on their website: www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/worried_about_your_child