Children Adolescents Mental Health ServicesWatch
If it’s for an eating disorder I believe so. However they will assess that you’re improving mentally and developing good through processes too. This is to risk the chance of relapse
Typically they will try their absolute best to get you to your goal weight, and may keep you on provisionally to ensure you’re ok and can cope with stressors or potential triggers. Definitely stay with them if you have any doubts at all!
No problem, from one CAMHS kid to another, it does get better and there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
I completely understand that! But they try to give you as many appointments as you need so that if you have a relapse, you’re more likely to get back on track with coping. Target weights do suck, and many think it’s too much, but they do it based on BMI (which I’ll accept isn’t always accurate) as it’s the most suitable way they can determine a healthy weight. If you’re struggling with appointments and feel you’re not being supported with other things, you can always talk about this in your meetings, and work towards a solution. Sometimes you may need to see more than one person, but trust me, CAMHS really does help in the long term! I don’t know if I’d be here today without them!
Everyone has a different experience and if CAMHS is their only resource which they can utilise they should do it. Depending on each centre it may be done slightly differently so please don’t generalise all CAMHS services as it may discourage others from accessing help if they need jt
All mental health services in this country are a ****ing joke. Even if someone needs help, they won’t get it anyway because nobody actually gives a ****. It’s just how the cookie crumbles.
yep you still need to be in camhs
Hi! In my experience, primary CAMHS didn’t work for me. When I got referred to secondary CAMHS it definitely helped me more. I had appointments every other week (more often if I was struggling or having changes) and it definitely helped! I did click more with my secondary CAMHS worker than my primary one, but that might be why? Please don’t listen to others bashing CAMHS; with mental health issues you need to get help, and for many people, CAMHS is the only thing to offer it. If you feel you need help please reach out to someone. CAMHS doesn’t work for everyone but it’s definitely worth a try! You can always request a different CAMHS worker if it isn’t going well.