CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services).
The mental health of our pupils is of the upmost importance to us and we structure our curriculum and support to meet the needs of even the most vulnerable pupils. All teaching assistants have under taken Level 2 Mental Health training. Our timetable and extra curricular programme includes therapies such as Forest Schools, Relax Kids, Meditation and Mindfulness.
If we have mental health concerns about your child we will make a referral to CAMHS and inform you of the concerns.
WHAT IS CAMHS?
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. CAMHS are the NHS services that assesses 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.
DOES CAMHS HELP PARENTS AND CARERS TOO?
Most CAMHS services work with the whole family to support a young person’s health.
This might include coming along to assessment and treatment appointments, depending on the child’s age and what level of involvement they want.
Please visit http://www.5boroughspartnership.nhs.uk/base-page.aspx?ID=4932 for more information.