Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) - Mental Health
The emotional wellbeing of children, young people and families accessing our service is the first priority of our team. Our team work hard to build positive relationships with children during such a challenging period in their life. The coping strategies and self-management techniques our team use ensure that children can live life to their full potential.
Our specialist team offer a range of assessments, and if agreed by the young person and their family, a variety of treatment options that include: •Solution focused therapy (a goal directed therapy that focuses on solutions instead of problems) •Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) (a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think or behave) •Family work and therapy •Child psychodynamic psychotherapy •Art psychotherapy •Group work •Behavioural management •Play therapy •Interpersonal therapy •Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy (a treatment used to reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder) •Medication
We aim to offer a timely and accessible service to children, young people and their families in Calderdale and Kirklees. Our team ensure that individuals have access to the appropriate assessments, have support and treatment as quickly as possible and are managed in the community wherever possible.
By offering a definitive diagnosis of an individual’s condition we hope to give them the confidence and necessary self-management skills to prevent their condition from relapsing in the future.