Resources for families, carers and professionals

When supporting a child or young person it can sometimes be hard to know what difficulties they might be having or if they’re struggling with their mental health or emotional wellbeing. To help, we’ve put together a list of some of challenges they might be experiencing and tips for managing together. 

Got a question? You can also check out our frequently asked questions which includes a glossary of words you might hear.

Adolescence is a challenging time for both young people and parents and carers.

This series of videos explains what you can expect from your CAMHS appointment, how to understand adolescence and tips for supporting your young person.

You can also watch a series of parent carer workshops focusing on specific mental health issues here.

If you are still struggling to find help, it might be helpful to speak to a CAMHS clinician. Please contact a GP or local CAMHS team

We understand that this is a stressful and frustrating time in everyone’s lives, and that parents and carers very much want the best for their families. Sometimes however, this can lead to some of our staff being subjected to threatening behaviour or abuse from a small number of people.

We ask you to be mindful of the impact this can have on individuals working within our service.

This short video explains a little bit more about how we are trying to address concerns and waiting times.

In Sussex, we are part of Operation Cavell, a partnership between Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Sussex Police to tackle violence and anti-social behaviour which is aimed towards healthcare staff.