Support for Children and Young People

If there are concerns about a child or a young person’s mental health there is help available. We offer a service for children and young people up to the age of 18, where there are concerns about mental health.

These could be as follows:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessions or compulsions
  • Low mood/depression
  • Difficulty going out
  • Concerns around your eating
  • Concerns around self-harm
     

There are different ways that children and young people can get referred into support from the team:

  • The school health nurse – who will decide if a referral is needed
  • Any professional, eg school counsellor/social worker
  • The local GP surgery/practice nurse who may discuss a referral with you
     

It's really important that children and young people are able to you tell your GP, school nurse, or trusted adult exactly what has been happening, how it makes them feel and how long they have felt like that.  It can be useful to write down worries including how long the difficulties have been happening and anything that might be causing them.

For further information and advice for support that covers Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, please contact Specialist CAMHS on 01267 674450.

See below are other useful websites where help can be accessed

Childline - www.childline.org.uk

Call helpline - www.callhelpline.org.uk

Moodgym - www.moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

Understanding childhood - www.understandingchildhood.net

Young minds - www.youngminds.org.uk

OCD UK - www.ocduk.org

Get self help - www.getselfhelp.co.uk

Health and social care, GOV UK -  http://gov.wales/topics/health/nhswales/mental-health-services/policy/child-mental/books/?lang=en

Meic - www.meiccymru.org 
Telephone: 0808 8023456 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

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