Children and young people

Children and young people can and do often experience trauma, emotional conflict, and mental distress following an incident like a fire.

There are a range of services and support options available through the NHS, and through voluntary and community organisations.

CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CAMHS is a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing. They include the statutory, voluntary or school-based sector, like CNWL, local authority, school or charitable organisation.

CNWL provides the Specialist child and adolescent mental health service – for children, young people and families whose social, emotional and behavioural needs are not met by universal services - for children aged 0-18, and their families, experiencing mental health problems and the team includes, amongst others, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Psychologists, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and support workers.

We have a specialist inpatient service for children aged five to 13 and other services are provided in the community at various locations.

You can also find out more about CAMHS here.