What is CAMHS?

We provide children and young people’s mental health services across Sussex.

We help children and young people, their families and carers when someone is experiencing emotional well-being or mental health difficulties. We provide services across locations, such as GP surgeries, clinics, hospitals and schools, to support young people experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and psychosis. 

All our staff are trained to help children and young people understand why they might be feeling or behaving in a certain way, and support them in their recovery to overcome these difficulties with the most appropriate course of treatment.

We’re a team of clinical and professional people who are all trained and experienced in working with children, young people, families and carers. We aim to help people to build their own skills, achieve their potential and be able to get the most out of their life.

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We help the children and young people that we see, their families/carers, and their support network, which might include friends, teachers and social workers. Research and feedback from those who use our service tells us that working in this way is more likely to help children and young people get their lives back on track. The needs for each person and family may vary, so we have different approaches and kinds of support which we can use and tailor to the individual, to make their treatment most suitable for them. 

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Parents and carers in Sussex are being invited to a series of online workshops in order to help children manage a range of mental health conditions.

The free event on Tuesday 16 May is run by Sussex Partnership NHS Trust and is open to any parent or carer in Sussex, whether or not their child or young person is open to our child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Questions will need to be submitted in advance by emailing melissa.baitmansour@spft.nhs.uk.  

The 90-minute workshops take place at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 7pm focusing on five key areas; anxiety, sleep, managing self-harm and suicidal thoughts, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and challenging behaviour, and eating disorders. Each workshop will be led by experienced clinician and families can choose which one to attend with recordings of the others being made available afterwards.

Any family that attends will also get a digital pack of useful resources and information.

To book a ticket, please go to our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/workshops-for-parents-and-carers-2113659.

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