New mental health support website for young people
The new Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Alliance website for City & Hackney went live last month. The website contains information about mental health support services for parents, young people, children and professionals. It has a new 'Resources' tab as well as an 'Events' section. In addition, a YouTube channel has also been set up where service users will be able to access videos and webinars created by members of the alliance.
Deputy Mayor Cllr Anntionette Bramble wants to encourage young people to use the site to support their mental wellbeing.
Looking after our mental health is more important than ever, as life during the coronavirus pandemic has shown how things can become challenging and overwhelming at times. We want young people across Hackney to know that if you are experiencing stress, anxiety or other mental health issues, there are services there to support you.
You don’t need to be nervous when asking for help, as it’s important to take care of yourself and your wellbeing, and no problem is too small to get support and advice on.
This new mental health website from the CAMHS alliance is a one stop shop for seeking mental health support, from helping you with common concerns to supporting you through longer term difficulties, there is something for everyone.
As well as direct support for young people, there is also advice for families and professionals on how best we can work together to help young people through any issues they may be having.
It’s really important to look after your mental health, as it has a positive impact on your physical health, helps you with making decisions and how you can cope with stress and relate to other people in our lives like your friends and family. Even if you feel okay it’s good to know where to go in times of stress, so please take a look at the CAMHS website.