Mental Health

Where can I go for help if my child is displaying signs of mental health issues?

What is CAMHS?

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. CAMHS are the NHS services that assesses and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger, bipolar, schizophrenia and anxiety, to name a few.

There are local NHS CAMHS services around the UK, with teams made up of nurses, therapists, psychologists, support workers and social workers, as well as other professionals. Their Parent’s Helpline number is 0808 802 5544

Problems with anxiety are really common. According to the charity Anxiety UK, as many as 1 in 6 young people will experience an anxiety problem at some point in their lives.

More information about this service can be accessed via the Young Minds link below:

Additional links to other mental health advice/services:

Mentally Healthly Website

NSPCC Children's Mental Health advice

Kind Minds newsletter - March 2021

NHS Mental Health Parent Support Group

Summer 2021 self care and wellbeing support from Staffordshire County Council

Looking after your mental health leaflet from Re-Solv

Talking with your child about wellbeing: social media & gaming leaflet from Re-Solv