Welcome to our service

It is normal to feel worried, angry or sad and experience difficult thoughts at times. However, sometimes these thoughts and feelings get so big and they start to get in the way of things that are important to us. When this happens, you might need some extra help.

The best thing to do is speak to someone you trust about these feelings. You could tell your mum or dad, your teacher or another grown up. They will be able to find the right person to help you.

What is CYPS and CAMHS?

CYPS means the Children and Young People Service. CAMHS means the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. We are a team of people whose job it is to help young people who have difficulty managing big feelings. We will meet with you (and a parent or someone who helps to look after you) to find out more about the problem and see if we can help.

You can find out more about what might happen in your first meeting here.

What help will I get?

If together we decide that we might be able to help, you will meet with a partnership worker. Their job is to help you decide what you would like to be different and to come up with some shared goals for your sessions together.

The important things to remember are:

  • Everyone is different, so the help they need will be different too. We will work together with you to decide what kind of help is right.
  • You are not alone. Lots of children come to see us for many different reasons.