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Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Service

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Local links

There’s lots of help and advice out there – please have a look at these links to find out more:

  • Oxfordshire Family Information Service provides information about services for children and families in Oxfordshire
  • OXME health pages offer advice on staying healthy, solving health problems, alcohol, mental health and relationships, including information for young people in care, young carers and others
  • BlueIce: this is an app that we developed with young people, to help manage your emotions and reduce the urges to self-harm.
  • ChildLine is a confidential service for children and young people up to nineteen years old; you can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small – call free on 0800 1111, chat online, or send an email
  • Choice and medication provides downloadable leaflets about a range of mental health conditions and the types of medication prescribed
  • Doc Ready helps you prepare to speak to a doctor about mental health; it helps you build a checklist of things you want to talk about, and gives information and advice about speaking to a GP
  • Epic Friends was developed by the NHS in Sheffield to help young people know how to help friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally
  • Epic Minds was developed by the NHS and researchers, to help young people get back on track after a first episode of psychosis.
  • FRANK offers friendly, confidential advice about drugs; it can help you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don’t)
  • HeadMeds was created by YoungMinds to offer accessible and useful information about mental health medication; it has lots of videos of young people talking about their experiences of medication
  • My CAMHS Choices provides young people accessing CAMHS with the information you need to make meaningful choices about your care, including a really useful links and resources
  • My Mind was created by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership which has lots of self help resources for young people
  • OCD Youth aims to increase awareness and access to support for anyone under 25 affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; it is run by and is for young people with OCD
  • Rethink Mental Illness offers information about mental health problems and self-help strategies for coping with them
  • Samaritans provides a helpline and email for anyone who has something that’s troubling them; you can call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • The Campaign against Living Miserably, or CALM, is a charity aiming to prevent male suicide in the UK; it has a helpline and webchat facility
  • Young Minds offer comprehensive and accessible information about mental health and emotional wellbeing, including resources for you to download
  • Youth Health Talk offers information about a range of illnesses and other health-related issues from the perspective of people’s real life experiences

Non-urgent advice: My Wellbeing

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