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Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) is used as a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing. They may need help with a wide range of issues at different points in their lives. Parents and carers may also need help and advice to deal with behavioural or other problems their child is experiencing. Parents, carers and young people can receive direct support through CAMHS.

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  • Filling the chasm: reimagining primary mental health careThis report explores local initiatives which bridge the gap between primary care and secondary care mental health services, supporting people have more complex needs, don't meet secondary care thresholds, or present with multiple or medically unexplained...
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Young Minds - Worried about your child? 

Reliable information for parents and carers about common mental health and behaviour concerns in children and young people aged 0-25.
Find out about symptoms, possible causes and what you can do to help, with links to further information, resources and other organisations you can contact for support.