A review of CAMHS drop-in sessions for young people and parents / carers.

Important notice: please note that yesterday, April 19th, was the last CAMHS drop-in session in the current schedule.

Since the start of the year, our CAMHS Link Worker Lucy has been leading a series of drop-in sessions for young people and parents and carers living in the Low Hill, Bushbury, Eastfield and Heath Town areas. Local people have attended to discuss mental health concerns about themselves or their children, with sessions rotating between Eastfield Strengthening Families Hub and The Gem Centre.

The last of the sessions in the current schedule took place yesterday, and HeadStart is now reviewing the insights and learning from the sessions as part of the development of further HeadStart programmes and services.

The issues that have been highlighted by parents and carers attending include anger management and behavioural issues, anxiety and low mood. People attending have been provided with self-help materials, and where appropriate, referred into other services within the city.