The professional’s section of this site is aimed at anyone working with children and young people who live in the catchment area of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and who want to know more about their local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

What is CWP CAMHS?

CAMHS, pronounced “Cams”, are a team of specially trained workers whose job it is to improve the mental health of children and young people by helping them with the things that make them worried, upset or angry.  We can help them when their thoughts, feelings and behaviours become difficult for them to cope with.

Towards this goal, we also offer:

Support and guidance to parents and carers, in understanding their child’s mental health difficulties and ways in which they can help.

Training to relevant agencies to increase their understanding of children and young people’s emotional well-being.

What is mental health?

Mental health is about the way you think and feel; and how you manage through life’s ups and downs.  Child and adolescent mental health is also about how young people are developing emotionally and how their thinking may be affecting their behaviour.

You will find many web pages on the Internet that provide, specific information about mental health, here is a useful one to start:

The website of the Mental Health Foundation outlines the charity’s work in research, policy, service development and service user involvement. The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues.