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Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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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Latest News

  • Forward Thinking - NIHR research on support for people with severe mental illnessThis review highlights a selection of NIHR-funded research on aspects of severe mental illness such as supporting early detection and intervention, crisis care, supporting recovery and managing physical and mental health.
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  • Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2016/17This annual report uses data from monitoring and inspection visits undertaken during 2016/17 and finds limited or no improvement in the key concerns that have been raised in previous years. It concludes that mental health services are not doing enough to...
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  • Choice in mental health careThis document provides guidance for commissioners, GPs and providers on how to implement patients' legal rights to choose their care provider and the team they see for their mental health care

Links and Resources

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.