Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is the name for NHS-provided services in the United Kingdom for children and adolescents who are having difficulties with their emotional or behavioural well-being. CAMHS services are organised locally, often by local government area and may somewhat reflect the service offered within each locality.
Several local Healthwatch in Greater Manchester, which include Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Trafford and Stockport are working collaboratively to gather experiences from parents and carers whose children are accessing or have accessed CAMHS. As well as those professionals who work within the services to understand from them how well the service is meeting the needs of the population.
Healthwatch have developed a range of questions to gain an insight into these areas and will also be holding focus groups within each locality which will give parents and carers an opportunity to discuss their views and opinions in greater depth.
If you’re a parent or carer, and your child is currently accessing, or recently finished accessing professionals to help them with their mental health and wellbeing in Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Trafford and Stockport click here to complete the survey.
If you are a professional and work for a mental health provider and would like to take park in this research, click here to complete the survey.
Initial conversation and meetings regarding this research project have been received well by both local commissioner and providers. The information collected will be published within a report which will be publicly available on Friday 29th March 2019.
For more information contact Healthwatch Bury by telephone 0161 253 6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org