Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

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What is mental health?

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We’re all different

We all struggle with our mental health in different ways. 

Sometimes we can get ill with our mental health just like when our body is unwell, it’s important to get the help we need.

Because of these change in feelings, you might experience some of the following:

  • feeling shaky
  • fear
  • panic attacks
  • sleep problems
  • night sweats
  • putting on weight
  • losing weight
  • lack of interest in life
  • feeling bad tempered for no reason

You're not alone

It can be hard to open up and talk about difficult thoughts and feelings, but your friends and family really care about you and will want to support you.

Lots of people have difficulties with their mental health and being honest with how you feel is the first step to getting the support you need.

Finding life tough does NOT mean that you are weak – everyone finds life tough at times in different ways. You’re not alone.

Look after yourself

General ‘wellness’ is an important factor in improving self-esteem.

If you look after and respect yourself you will hopefully find that this positivity grows.

This will help you to feel better about who you are as well.

Last updated: 7 May, 2020

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.