The CAMHS Crisis team are mental health practitioners who can offer advice and support about how to cope in a crisis, help a young person or carer make plans to keep a young person safe and offer ongoing support as and when required.
CAMHS works with the young people, parents, carers and partner agencies to make sure that the right care is provided to each individual, depending on their needs and circumstances.
The Reporter's Academy works alongside Sefton Camhelions, a youth advocacy group, and key group of Sefton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Together, we worked on the Health Information Champions project, to create this film. The film tells the story of some of the positive solutions to the mental health challenges that the young people have faced as a result of the pandemic Covid-19. For instance, taking up volunteering and new hobbies. All with support from family, friends and the NHS.
Some of the issues we can help with include:
Emotional and Behavioural difficulties in children with Learning Disabilities
Obsessions and Compulsions
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
More complex psychological difficulties
We also provide consultation, advice and training to other agencies and accept referrals from a wide range of professionals. The team is multi-disciplinary, which means our clinicians come from a range of clinical and professional backgrounds.
Refer to us
If you are from the Liverpool area, you can refer yourself, or a child or young person,here.
If you are from the Sefton area, you can refer yourself, or a child or young person,here.
FRESH CAMHS - Information and support for young people
In summer 2015 a group of young people who had experience of CAMHS launched a campaign, with the support of Alder Hey, to fight the stigma of mental health. This ‘FRESH’ look at mental health aims to promote and increase understanding of mental health conditions, as well as change the way specialist mental health treatment is delivered and improve the experience of other young people.
More information, plus resources and support for young people is available on the FRESH CAMHS website.
The Clinical Health Psychology team supports the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people who are under the care of Alder Hey due to an underlying health condition or an acquired injury.
They also support the families of these young people as well as the staff who take care of them. The team is made up of psychologists, creative arts therapists and psychiatrists and work with lots of medical and surgical teams across the hospital.
Our Clinical Health Psychology service deserves a purpose-built home, in a comfortable, modern, welcoming environment that provides young people and their families with a safe space to come and explore challenging thoughts and emotions. We have a target to raise £3million to enhance the brand-new Mental Health and Community buildings, currently under construction on our campus, and we are more than half way there!