We provides mental health assessments and treatment for children and young people (aged 5-18) and their families living in the London Borough of Sutton. In Sutton we are part of the Sutton Alliance which includes NHS services and local organisations such as Jumpstart, a youth counselling service.We offer a number of effective therapies based on the young person's needs and as agreed with the family through care planning. Services offered include:
- Assessment of moderate to severe mental health problems
- Safety planning
- Psycho-education and support to the family
- Cognitive behaviour therapy
- Brief/interpersonal therapy
- Family therapy
- Parent work around the child's needs
The treatment options will be fully explained and discussed before you start treatment. We also provide advice, consultation and support to schools and other organisations that work with young people.
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Your first appointment
At your first appointment with CAMHS, staff will want to get to know you, find out more about what life’s been like for you, and what might be making you feel the way you do. This will help you work out the best way to work together.
Our staff will often ask to speak to you on your own, to hear your concerns and views, as part of the assessment and work. If you want to speak on your own you can ask for this to happen at any stage.
You can talk to CAMHS staff about who you want to come to appointments with you; some young people bring a friend.
We can offer you choice about who you see for your appointments. If you are uncomfortable with the person you meet because of how they are with you, or you would prefer a man or a woman, please do tell the CAMHS staff or ask the receptionist to help you with this.
You are the expert on what it means to be you. You should be completely involved all the way through the care process