Health and Wellbeing
“Friendly health services tailored to young people are available for you across Wirral. If you’re looking for support with health issues or just need advice, look out for the ‘Young People Friendly’ sign. You’ll find the sign outside a number of walk-in centres and clinics e.g. health services in schools, Brook, Doctors’ surgeries, hospital departments and pharmacies.
‘Young People Friendly’ facilities – services are quality assured so you know that you will:
Be treated with respect – just because you’re young doesn’t mean you deserve less respect. No matter what your age or background you can be assured that you’ll be treated the same as everyone else.
Be listened to – The service is here to listen to your concerns and issues and to offer sound advice if and when it’s needed.
Not be judged – Health services are not there to judge you, they are there to offer help, advice and support whenever you need it. You’ll receive a confidential services.”
What is mental health?
Mental health is a huge area, but it can help to think of it as ‘the way we think and feel’; and ‘how we 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.
Is it a phase or a more serious problem?
Friends and family that we don’t see very often will point out just how much our children are changing. Change is the one constant that is true of all children. Knowing whether they are going through a natural stage of change or whether they may be having a mental health difficulty, is not always obvious; so seeking expert advice about an issue which you may not fully understand, is not something to feel embarrassed about, instead it can be the best step for everyone concerned. Read more
Learning Disabilities and Mental Health
What is CWP CAMHS?
Learning Disability (L.D. CAMHS)
Is a community based team that provides focused support for children and young people aged 0-16 who have a severe learning disability, and whose behaviours cause difficulty for themselves and their parents/carers. Referrals to the team can be made by parents/carers or any professional who is working with the child. Read more
CAMHS Learning Disability Services
CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Services)
0-19 Health and Wellbeing Sevice
Invigor8 Leisure Centres
Health and Wellbeing on WirralWell
Speech and Language Therapy Service (Wirral Community NHS Trust)
Rise Above – a website for young people to discuss topics realted to health and wellbeing
Web Merseyside – for support building confidence and self-esteem
Future in Mind – promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
The Box – Self Help Activities and Tools