Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is the name for NHS-provided services in the United Kingdom for children and adolescents who are having difficulties with their emotional or behavioural well-being.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health services are organised locally, often by local government area and may somewhat reflect the service offered within each locality.
Healthwatch across Greater Manchester, including Rochdale, Oldham, Bury, Trafford and Stockport are working together to better understand how well the service is meeting the needs of the local population. We want to hear from:
- Parents and carers whose children are accessing or have accessed mental health services.
- Professionals who work within the services.
We have developed two surveys to help provide us with more information about your experiences. We will also be holding focus groups in each area to give parents and carers an opportunity to discuss their views and opinions in greater depth.
How you can get involved
If you're a parent or carer, and your child is currently accessing, or recently finished accessing professionals to help them with their mental health and wellbeing in Rochdale, Bury, Oldham, Trafford and Stockport take our online survey.
If you are a professional and work for a mental health provider and would like to take park in this research, take our online survey for professionals.