Getting More Help

What does this look like?

Children and young people have said they maybe feeling or showing the following:

  • Persistent/ongoing sleep issues, eg: not getting to sleep until early hours/disturbing dreams/waking in the night.

  • Extreme lethargy, consistently having days off, not wanting to go to school/can't be bothered, off ill regularly, not managing a full day.

  • Academically struggling, high personal expectations or high parental expectations.

  • Stopped going to things or is consistently missing activities, can't be bothered/no energy, shutting out family and friends, not wanting to go out.

  • Increasingly engaging in risk taking behaviours and encouraging others to take part, eg: alcohol, inappropriate sexual behaviour.

  • Struggling to control temper when talking to friends and family, inappropriate relationships, vagueness of what they are doing/going.

  • Crisis - where young people feel they are in a mental health crisis, referrals can be made by any professional, family member, carer or young person.
Who can help me and how do I contact them?
  • CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is an assessment and treatment service for young people experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties, such as:
    • Severe or persistent anxiety; obsessive compulsive disorder/body dysmorphic disorder where impacts of daily life; depression where impacts of daily life; self-harm, injury and suicidal behaviour; eating difficulties and disorders; ADHD/ADD where impacts of daily life; attachment difficulties where impacts of daily life; trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.  
    • To contact the North CAMHS team, and for referral information please go to their website for further information or call:   
      • West Team – 01900705800
      • East Team – 01228603017 
      • Please phone if you have any queries, we are available between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
    • To contact the South CAMHS team or send referral information, please go to their website or: 
      • Email camhssouth@nhs.net.
      • Please phone 01229 402696 if you have any queries, we are available between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

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