Wirral CAMHS

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.

Therapists
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.

Psychologists
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
Psychotherapists can help you to understand why you feel the way you do, and why you might behave in certain ways.

Psychiatrists
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

Advice Line Flyer

Complaints Leaflet

Resource and Information Pack

PMHT Training Flyer

CAMHS advice line leaflet

Contact Us

  • Birch Centre, St Catherine’s Hostpital, Birkenhead
  • 0300 303 3157
  • www.mymind.org.uk
  • Adcote House
  • 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

Eligibility: 0-18

Cost: free

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

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