New CAMHS website launched to help children and young people in Worcestershire with their mental health

A NEW mental health website has been launched for children in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The creation by Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides many services and information for children and young people in response to feedback that suggests navigational assistance can sometimes be difficult.

The site has been designed to be a ‘one stop shop’ for children, young people, families and professionals in both counties seeking advice, support and links to appropriate services.

The site was designed in collaboration with mental health professionals from CAMHS and young people.

Elaine Cook-Tippins, CAMHS Service Manager, said: “Throughout the design and launch of our new CAMHS website, young people have been at the forefront of our concerns.

“The ideas and feedback received from young people and service users have been invaluable, giving a new perspective to the development of the website.”

The new site provides useful information such as practical advice to support the mental health of children and young people, self-help resources and information about local CAMHS NHS services.

Natthew Lammas, Local Services Manager for Wellbeing and Emotional Support Teams in Schools (within CAMHS), said: “We wanted to create an easy to use tool for everyone, and we really hope that children, youth and families will love the new website and provide feedback, ensuring that we continue to provide the best care to our local communities.

Visit camhs.hacw.nhs.uk to discover the new site.

CAMHS is provided by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services in both counties.

It also runs community hospitals, nursing and therapy and other children’s services in Worcestershire.

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Edwin S. Wolfe