The number of children and young people with moderate mental health issues is on the increase and the supply of child therapy services to help overcome these issues just isn’t meeting the demand.
CAMHS is the child and adolescent mental health service. They are part of the NHS and support children and adolescents (and their families) who have mental health difficulties, emotional or behavioural problems.
CAMHS categorises the severity of mental health issues in tiers. Tiers one and two would relate to challenges such as self esteem issues, phobias and some eating disorders. The more severe end of the spectrum is tier 4 where mental health issues would include psychosis or mental health issues that require hospitalisation or rehabilitation.
There are currently two….