Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
The Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) works with young people who are experiencing significant, severe and complex difficulties with their mental health.
While we all have difficulties from time to time, CAMHS is here to support those young people whose difficulties are very distressing and/or seriously interfering with daily life. Further details about CAMHS are available here.
If you're having mild or moderate difficulties (such as mild depression, moderate behavioural difficulties, school refusal, family relationship difficulties), there are a several services across Berkshire West that can provide support:
- West Berkshire
- The Autism Group
- Autism Berkshire
- Xenzone: free online support and advice for children aged 11-19
- SHaRON: the support hope and recovery online network for young people in Berkshire
Autism Asessment Team: What to expect during an autism assessment
The video below was produced by Mairi Evans and the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Autism Assessment Team. It is for young people referred to the team, to help them and their families know what to expect during an autism assessment. The video link is included in the information sent out to all families accepted for assessment.
Local Transformation Plan
Information about the the Local Transformation Plan for children and young people's mental health and wellbeing in Berkshire West is available here.