Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Good advice

Helping you to help yourself

We want to make it easier for you to help yourself by providing clear, straightforward information about common condition, as well as advice on how to improve your health and wellbeing. 

Illustration of four young people who might access our services.

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.

Learn about common conditions and feelings

These guides are designed to help you learn about conditions that might be effecting you, and access the care you need. 

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.

For health information and advice, read our article on coronavirus under News.