At CAMHS we offer a range of treatments and therapeutic practices; the package of support that we provide a child or young person will be tailored to their individual needs. Any intervention follows detailed assessment and will be agreed and planned with the child and their family/carers.
We find that talking, listening and thinking about things that might help is all that most children that visit CAMHS need; though some may also need medication to help them feel better. We also provide inpatient services for those young people requiring an intensive course of treatment and support. A psychiatrist would always be involved when a decision is made to give medicine or suggest a stay at hospital. When we suggest a certain treatment or therapeutic practice, we will always explain what it involves, why we think it will help and the choices available to the child and their family/carers.