Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. CAMHS are the NHS services that assess 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, pyschologists, support workers and social workers, as well as other professionals. In Peterborough this service is provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.
You can find lots more information on the Young Minds website.
Keep Your Head. Growing up can be challenging – with exams, issues with friends, changes at home,social media pressures or finding a job. This can affect how we feel and have an impact on our wellbeing and mental health. This site brings together good reliable up to date information on mental health and wellbeing for children and young people, parents/carers and professionals.
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being support service for children and young people available free at the point of use. An early intervention solution, Kooth helps to reduce waiting times for young people seeking help while removing the stigma associated with accessing mental health support.
CHUMS Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People provides therapeutic support in a variety of ways. CHUMS has developed a unique service delivery model to ensure that children and young people are able to access a service that supports their individual needs.