Healthy Young Minds
Healthy Young Minds (formerly CAMHS)
1 in 4 people have some sort of mental health problem at some time in their lives. This can include things like feeling stressed or worried, down or depressed, angry or overwhelmed. Sometimes these feelings can be a reaction to problems in your life like bullying or arguments at home. Sometimes the feelings can be a response to memories or problems from the past. And sometimes you just don't know why you feel the way you do. Healthy Young Minds is here to help. This website gives you information on how to help yourself, where to go for more help and what we offer here. The website is for parents/ carers, children and adults working with children.
I'm a young person...
Growing up isn't always easy and everyone has problems from time to time.
It's Good to Talk...
Sometimes all you need is to share how you feel with someone you can trust. Is there anyone you can talk to about how you are feeling?
- Your parents or other relatives like Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, close family friends?
- Anyone at school – teachers, school counsellor, friends?
- Anyone outside of school – sports coach, dance instructor, club leader, someone from within your faith community?
There are also plenty of ways you can help yourself to feel better at home. Finding ways to relax and unwind such as listening to music; or writing down your thoughts and feelings to get them out of your head. There’s also loads of online support and advice and organisations that you can talk to for support – see HYM's website for further information.
Worried About Your Child?
Many children and young people experience emotional and behavioural problems from time to time. They may be stressed about exams, unhappy about friendship problems, confused about changes to their body, anxious about the future. They may experience worries and sadness. There is lots of advice and information online about how to help.
If you are worried about your child you can get excellent advice and support from YoungMinds.
They have a free helpline (0808 802 5544) staffed Monday to Friday. You can also find information on their website.
You can also get lots of information about how you can help using Mind-Ed.
Mind-Ed is an online e-portal offering free, simple advice to help adults identify, understand and support children and young people with mental health issues.
There are also lot of local services which you can contact for help, support and advice before considering a specialist mental health service.See the website for further information.