Children and Young People

Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath & NE Somerset

What is CAMHS?

  • CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • We help children and young people up to 18 who are finding it hard to cope with everyday life because of difficult feelings, behaviour or relationships
  • Most of the time when we are sad, angry, stressed or worried these feelings pass within a few days – but if they go on for a while and stop us enjoying and coping with life, then CAMHS can help
  • Just as we go to the doctors when we are physically ill sometimes we need extra help with our mental health

Did you know?

  • One in ten young people has mental health difficulties during their childhood – that’s three children in your class

Equality

  • We are committed to providing services that are accessible to everyone
  • Different people have different needs and we will always do whatever we can to make sure that these needs are met