mother_child_therapy_camhs_thumb.jpgChild and Adolescent Mental Health Services, or CAMHS, provides a range of comprehensive and multi-disciplinary community-based mental health and emotional wellbeing services for children and young people in North East Lincolnshire.

The service is made up of highly skilled and experienced staff, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, group workers and practitioners.

The service also includes employed peer support workers with lived experience of mental health and emotional wellbeing challenges to aid and support our service users.

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NAViGO CAMHS is for all children and young people up to their 19th birthday who are resident and registered with a GP within the North East Lincolnshire area.

It may be that you are looking to refer to the service if you have concerns about your child or young person's mental health or emotional wellbeing. This can include if they are already receiving support from professionals such as the GP, school nurses, counsellors, support workers and family workers.

Young people can also be referred before any professionals have supported them if they are deemed to be a risk and need immediate access to assessment and treatment from mental health professionals. This is completed by a discussion with the duty line clinician or out of hours by either the police or the Accident & Emergency department at the hospital.

Additionally, you can speak to us for advice or coping strategies to enable children and young people to manage the onset of any emotional wellbeing or mental health challenges before they develop or escalate further.

We can help you and your child with a wide range of conditions and issues.

These include:

  • Advice on coping strategies to help prevent mental health or emotional wellbeing problems escalating
  • Low mood and depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive thoughts and behaviours
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Self-harm
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Eating difficulties and disordered eating, including anorexia and bulimia
  • Specialist support services for children and young people with a learning disability, autism and ADHD

The practitioner who completes the initial assessment will talk to the young person (and parent or carer, if appropriate) about their desired outcomes and goals and will work with them to determine the most effective way to achieve them.

There are many different treatments we can offer, including:

  • Theraplay: Theraplay is a special therapy designed to help build relationship and trust between children, young people and those who care for them (usually parents) and increase their own self-esteem.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): CBT looks at how people think and feel about things. It helps by explaining how behaviour impacts on ourselves, other people and different aspects of life.
  • Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): DBT helps people accept that difficult thoughts or feelings cannot always be changed. It works by teaching coping mechanisms and enabling strategies to help manage them.
  • Group work (DBT & CBT): Group work is therapy undertaken in a group setting with other people. This is a proven therapy that works for people who may need to realise they are not alone in how they feel. People sharing the same experiences can be a brilliant support and recovery network for each other.
  • Medication: Medication can be used when other treatments don’t work. They can also be used in conjunction with therapies.

Think a child needs our support?

Could a child you care for benefit from our input? Find out how to get them help.

Young girl in a CAMHS therapy session