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CAMHS parent carer support programme

If your child is receiving support from CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) why not join a free six-week course, run by Carers in Herts, that provides parents and carers with skills and support to help your child and improve your health and wellbeing.

There's more infomation in the flyer here.

CAMHS system overview

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This document has been prepared to illustrate some common presentations or issues and how we might categorise them into tiers or needs.  Alongside these are the types of interventions that are helpful in meeting needs at each level and which services might provide such interventions.  This document takes account of provision which covers most, if not all of Hertfordshire and therefore may not represent what is available locally.  Making a judgement about a child or young person’s mental health needs is not an exact science; therefore, this guide is intended as an aid to professionals as opp

Counsellor quality assurance guidance

Developed by counselling in school provider, Safe Space, this document sets out how Counsellors and / or Arts Therapists can be safely recruited to work within schools in Hertfordshire. They have compiled a checklist of considerations that will help schools implement a quality assured service from a therapist.

Hertfordshire’s Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing 2015-20

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Work has started to transform mental health services for children and young people living in Hertfordshire.

Following a major review of Hertfordshire’s CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – in 2015, the resulting transformation plan secured national funding to improve services over five years.

At least one child in 10 in Hertfordshire has a diagnosable mental health problem, and many more will need some support to prevent more serious difficulties from emerging.

Level 2 - assessment of need

This helps mental health leads to know what questions to ask to understand more about the needs of a pupil that staff are concerned about. They are generally open ended to encourage exploration when information has not been volunteered or raised by the pupil or parents. These questions need to be asked by an experienced pastoral professional – one of the questions asks about suicidal thoughts. 

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