Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)

Does your child visit a CAMHS clinic or Step2 Early Intervention CAMHS? Read about how we can help you here.

Are you worried your child or teenager is experiencing difficulties with their mental health or emotional wellbeing?

We can help you access the right support for both you, your child, and your family.

What is CAMHS?

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. They offer assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural, or mental health difficulties.

These can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Eating problems
  • Family relationships
  • Hearing voices
  • Problems at school
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal feelings

Children and young people and their families can be referred to CAMHS if children are finding it hard to cope with family life, school, or the wider world. If these difficulties are too much for family, friends, or GPs to help with, CAMHS may be able to assist.

How can we help?

Contact us:

  •  to speak to someone who understands
  •  to find support for yourself
  • to get information and advice.

Have your say

If you have used CAMHS we would like to hear your views on how it can be improved. Your involvement is needed to let service providers know which services are working or need improvement and to make sure it respects people’s dignity, independence and promotes recovery. By having your say you can help shape the future delivery of CAMHS for other parents and carers.

How you can get involved

Join our CAMHS Parents and Other Carers’ Involvement Network. This will give you the opportunity:

  •  to get support, information, and advice
  •  to meet parents and other carers with similar experiences and share information and concerns
  •  to tell us about your experiences of services by email, telephone, responding to surveys or attending one-off workshops.

Email us to register your interest and we will be in touch. (use subject: CAMHS).


Carers in Hertfordshire’s Online CAMHS Support Group 2022 Flyer (271KB)

Factsheet – Information for parents & carers of young people with mental health concerns (201KB)

Safe Space Secondary Information Pack (3rd April) (293KB)

Safe Space Primary Information Packs (3rd April) (105KB)