Children and Young People and their families
Wirral CAMHS is a specialist mental health service that works with children and young people with moderate to severe mental health problems. CAMHS offers support to children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with the way they are thinking or feeling which are impacting on their mental health.
mymind.org.uk is an NHS website, run by CWP CAMHS. This site has been developed for everyone interested in the mental health and well-being of children and young people across Cheshire and Wirral.
Our work with young people 0-18 will be provided on a needs basis; although we may see some young people for individual work. We actively include families and carers in this process to ensure full support to the young people is ongoing.
There are a range of professionals who may work with you.
We had to suspend due to Covid delivering our face to face Behaviour Workshops for the parents and carers of children and young people with learning disabilities. The Team has therefore developed a series of videos; they cover the areas that would have been discussed in the workshop, albeit in a more condensed format. We hope they help with an understanding of challenging behaviour, why it happens and what can help. The videos talk about becoming behaviour detectives for the individual child or young person, and then based on this understanding of the functions of the behaviour, developing helpful strategies and approaches. These videos are available our MYMind website https://www.mymind.org.uk/
You can get to the videos on this page – https://www.mymind.org.uk/about-mymind/parents-and-carers/training-for-parents/
Therapists at CAMHS have different professional backgrounds; they might be nurses, social workers, teachers or counsellors. They help families to understand more than one side of a problem. They will talk to you and help you find ways of coping with the problems you are having.
There are different types of psychologists, but they are all trained to understand how children think and learn. They can help with the way you behave and the way you feel and think about things.
Psychotherapists can help you to understand why you feel the way you do, and why you might behave in certain ways.
Psychiatrists are doctors who are trained to work with people that are having problems with how they think, feel or behave. Part of their job is to decide if a person needs medicine to help them; you would only be given medicine if the doctor felt that it was the best option for you.
Mental health nurses
Mental health nurses are nurses that are trained in helping people with mental health problems; part of their job is to organise your care and they might help you with your medication, if you need it.
Learning Disability Nurses
L.D. nurses help children with learning disabilities and their family/carers. They give focused support to improve a child’s well-being and quality of life.
Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners
Some teams may have support workers or assistant practitioners, who work alongside other CAMHS professionals and help with day-to-day issues to support children and their family/carers.
http://www.getyourrights.org/ – Everything you need to get the most out of the NHS
Resources – My Mind website
Wirral Mental Health Support Team Newsletter Issue 14
Team Email: [email protected]
- 24 hour all age Crisis line remains open 0800 145 6485
- Families can get in touch with CAMHS if their children’s condition worsens on 0300 3033157
Contact Isabel Sutherland, Interim Team Manager, Mental Health Support Team
- Birch Centre, St Catherine’s Hostpital, Birkenhead
- 0300 303 3157
- Administration Team
Special Education Need & Disability
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Facilities and Accessibility
About this Listing
Funding Status: Independent
Method of Referral: Anyone with consent can make a referral via our Advice Line, including self-referrals.
School Hours: 09.00-17.00
Parking/Travel Information: No info given. Please contact the service provider.
Co-designed school: Yes
How does somebody raise a concern about the school?: speak to your camhs worker or contact CWP PALS: 0800 195 4462