Date published: 5 February 2024

Mersey Care is supporting Children’s Mental Health week from 5 to 11 February by signposting Cheshire and Merseyside residents to our varied range of services supporting children and young people up to the age of 18.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - also known as CAMHS - support children and young people up to age 18 with their emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

When we talk about your mental health, we mean how you feel and how you cope with the things going on in your life. This could be connected to anything from school, your friends or even your family life. If you feel you aren’t coping too well with the ups and downs of life, it may be that you need some support to help you manage them better.

If you do need help, CAMHS will work together with you and your family to decide what support you need to have good mental health and wellbeing. Their aim is to help young people get the support they need to tackle any problems early on before they get worse, and to act quickly if they do.

Mersey Care also provide CAMHS services in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington, to make sure you can access the right support, in the right place and at the right time.

Watch our animation, which explains how their Child Adolecent and Mental Health Service support young people across Cheshire and Merseyside