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.

Other support for children and young people

For activities, support groups, advice and other useful links download this flyer from the council.