Welcome to Islington CAMHS! CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. We are part of Whittington Health and our aim is to support the emotional health and wellbeing of children, young people and families in Islington.
The children and young people we see might be struggling with relationships at home, with peers or with teachers; they may have suffered from bereavement, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, stress or worries. Some young people might have more serious issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, depression or even suicidal thoughts. Some may be at risk of exclusion from school.
We are a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals, and work closely with other children’s services (schools, Social Care, Youth Offending and Safeguarding teams and community groups) to support children and young people.
Wondering what it’s like to visit CAMHS? Watch this video to find out!
Video credit: West London Mental Health Trust
Supporting Children and Young People who are Emotionally Affected by Devastating Incidents
Over the past few months there have been some very upsetting events that have taken place in London and Manchester, affecting children, adults and communities. Our hearts go out to all of the individuals, families and communities touched and affected by these events. When we learn about what has happened, or hear about them on the news, they can make us all feel extremely sad, or angry, anxious and confused.
Unfortunately, lots of children experience devastating events throughout their lives. If you are looking for some advice or support for children who may be affected by upsetting events, please do refer to the series of films and leaflets we have attached from the NSPCC, NHS England and BBC Newsround with good information and advice for supporting children and young people.
You can click on the links to watch brief films about talking to children or download the leaflets for more information.
With Best Wishes,
All at Islington Community CAMHS