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Child and adolescent mental health

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We have worked with stakeholders to develop guidance on collaborative working between Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and counselling services for children and young people.
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We want to improve the emotional and mental health of children and young people.

Children and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS)

CAMHS offer assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties, such as:

  • violent or angry behaviour
  • depression
  • eating difficulties
  • low self-esteem
  • anxiety
  • obsessions or compulsions
  • sleep problems
  • self-harming
  • effects of abuse or traumatic events.

CAMHS can also diagnose and treat serious mental health problems such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Together For Children and Young People Programme (T4CYP)

The T4CYP programme (external link) was launched to improve the emotional and mental health services for children and young people in Wales.

The programme is led by NHS Wales to provide improved support for children and families through new ways of working.

The programme focuses on:

  • supporting early years’ development
  • promoting wellbeing and resilience of all young children
  • early identification and intervention
  • more specialist services.