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Parents and carers
Help for families in need
Parents and carers
Help for families in need
Parents and carers
Help for families in need
Parents and carers
Help for families in need

Your child’s mental health

We are here to help support children, young people and their families deal with issues they may be having trouble dealing with.

You may have noticed a change in your child’s behaviour over time or that they have always struggled in certain situations. You may have a good idea of what's causing them to behave this way, or not at all. It can be a stressful time for everyone in the family, and you may not know how to deal with the situation.

Regardless of your situation, it could help to tell someone you trust or ask for support. We are here to help.

Issues that we can help with:

  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Attachment disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Behavioural or conduct problems
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Depression and low mood
  • Difficulties at home, with friends, or problems at school
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Issues with food and eating such as anorexia, bulimia, or Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Neuro-psychiatric conditions
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis (hearing voices or seeing things)

These are only a few examples, and your child may be dealing with other complicated issues that are not mentioned above. Please talk to us if you are concerned about your child's mental health.

Sources of help and support

The Centre for Parent and Child Support are part of our National and Specialist CAMHS services. The team run parenting courses for families experiencing difficulties, and regularly post helpful advice via their social media channels.

You can follow them online by using the links below:

CAMHS COVID-19 survey

We are running a survey of families who are in with contact us to find out how young people and their families are getting on during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To find out more please visit the CAMHS COVID-19 survey page.