Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Good advice

Helping you help yourself

We want to make it easier for you to help yourself.

In this section, we aim to provide clear, straightforward information about common conditions and feelings. 

And advice on how to improve your health and wellbeing. 

Illustration of four young people who might access our services.
  • What does it mean?

Young people have said that there are some words in mental health services which can be confusing.  

Use our handy jargon buster below to clear things up.

Self-help resources

These self-help resources consist of explanatory videos, accompanying worksheets and an information booklet that you can downloaded. 

Learn about common conditions and feelings

Self-help resources for parents & carers

These resources will help you understand some of the common mental health problems young people experience and what you can do to help.

Need help now?

If it’s an emergency and you need help now, phone 999. This is if your life or the life of another child or young person is at immediate risk.

If you feel it’s not a 999 emergency, you can still phone 111 if you need help fast.

If it’s not a crisis, but you do need help, please see the our referral page

Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.