The work at CAMHS often involves parents and carers. We believe they are integral in gaining an understanding of the difficulties the child is experiencing, as well as helping to think about treatment options and ways forward.
One in 10 children aged five to 16 experiences a mental health problem.
For many people, there is still uncertainty around mental health issues and problems. The CAMHS team at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust built this website to answer the many questions that children, young people and their parents and carers have about mental health services in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, and in Milton Keynes. (If you don’t live in one of those areas, please ask your GP about similar services available near you.) We wanted to provide information and reassurance so that you and your child have a better idea of what to expect if you need to come and see us.
The website is not just a resource for parents; it’s for children and young people too. It contains information for younger children and young people (adolescents or teenagers), as well as this section for parents and carers. Each of these sections contains information about: