WHAT IS CAMHS?
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service offer specialist advice and assessment to young people whilst also offering support for children, their families and carers. Children and young people can often be troubled by emotional, behavioural and mental health problems. This can cause worry and distress to both themselves and those who care for them. If you are concerned about your child’s mental health, please contact the duty doctor at your medical centre.
The CAMHS Team will ask you questions about your difficulties and the positives and strengths in your life and your family. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to ask us questions too. Sometimes we will suggest another service that is more suitable for your needs. We will ask you to complete a confidential online questionnaire, The Developmental and Well-Being Assessment (DAWBA) to ensure we have a full understanding of the issues. Whilst we prefer young people to attend the initial appointment with their parents or carers, you will be offered the opportunity to have some individual time. Through these discussions decisions are reached with you about the type of treatment that would be most helpful.
For more information on this service please see your GP at your local medical centre. You can reach the CAMHS team directly below.
YOUR CAMHS NURSES
WSBA CAMHS Mental Health Nurse - Claire Lenehan
Based – Akrotiri Families Centre
Bank CAMHS Mental Health Nurse - Tammy Tibbatts
Based - Akrotiri Families Centre
ESBA CAMHS Nurse –Latoya Sutherland
Based - Dhekelia Medical Centre
CAMHs Business Support Officer - Mandy Collett
+357 2596 3123
Monday to Friday 0700-1300
There are many online sources of information that you may find useful. Our CAMHS Team would recommend the following resources.
The YoungMinds resources library is full of useful toolkits, publications, reports and policy information about children and young people's mental health.
Kooth is your online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support.
The Mix: 0808 808 4994 - Free information and support for under 25s in the UK. Get advice about sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money & jobs.
MeeTwo. A Safe Social Media Solution To Improve Wellbeing
What is it? MeeTwo is an award winning free fully moderated app for young people, which provides peer support, expert help, inbuilt educational and creative resources as well as in app links to UK charities and helplines. MeeTwo is a neutral space which allows young people to experiment with what it feels like to open up without drawing attention to themselves while positive feedback and social support builds confidence, increases wellbeing and promotes emotional resilience
MindEd is a free online education website designed to help adults identify and understand children and young people with mental health issues. Many adults in regular contact with children and young people have little or no idea how to recognise or respond to emotional or behavioural problems. This website offers help and guidance.
For MindEd click here.