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, although 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
- the choices available to the child and their family/carers
See the full list of services available by visiting the Services and contacts section of the website.