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Coronavirus: Children and young people’s mental health services during COVID-19

PUBLIC INFORMATION PAGES FROM CAMDEN COUNCIL

01 May, 2020 — By Camden Council

PUBLIC INFORMATION PAGES FROM CAMDEN COUNCIL

Children and young people’s mental health services during COVID-19

Camden’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), known as Open Minded, is open during the COVID-19 emergency. Most of its work is being done remotely but young people can be seen face-to-face if needed. Self-referral is available if you do not wish to visit a GP during lockdown.

If your child is under 18 and you’re worried about their mental health and wellbeing, please visit tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/covid-19/your-care and download the CAMHS (Open Minded) self-referral form, or call 020 8938 2241 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Camden Council and the NHS have also commissioned online mental health and wellbeing specialists Kooth to support young people aged 11 to 18 who may be feeling isolated or anxious. This is a free, safe and anonymous service, which does not have waiting lists or thresholds and does not require referrals.

Young people can visit kooth.com and sign up now.

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