Publish date: 8 February 2024

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - also known as CAMHS - support children and young people up to age 18 with their emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

When we talk to children about mental health, we talk about how they feel and how they cope with the things going on in their life.

This could be anything from school, friends or family life. If children and young people feel they aren’t coping too well with the ups and downs of life, it may be that they need some support to help manage better.

If children and young people do need help, CAMHS will work together with families to decide what support is needed to have good mental health and wellbeing. Their aim is to help young people get the support they need to tackle any problems early on before they get worse, and to act quickly if they do.

Using the Children’s Mental Health week’s theme of ‘My Voice Matters, express yourself’ staff in St Helens wore colourful clothes and interesting head dresses.