Best practice examples

There is a huge amount of information and guidance to support you to understand Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). What you can do to help children and young people initially and whilst they access support.

Listed below are some of models of good practice that we thought you might find helpful. If you find others please do let us know by emailing us at:


For information and links please visit the Anti Stigma toolkit.


YoungMinds has some useful information for young people. For more information visit the YoungMinds website.


Moving from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to adult mental health services (AMHS) can be a very unsettling and disruptive time for young people.  For more information visit YoungMinds.

You’re Welcome

The ‘ You’re Welcome’ guidelines help to make services welcoming to young people

Other resources

There is a wide range of resources to help set up and develop CAMHS services on the Public Health website.

The Anna Freud Institute also has some useful information.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a developed range of publications and resources to support practitioners working with mental health. Visit The Royal College of Psychiatrists for further information.

You can find lots of Nurture Group information at

Time to Change

Mental health problems are common - but nearly nine out of ten people who experience them say they face stigma and discrimination as a result.  This can be even worse than the symptoms themselves.  Time to Change is England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.  To find out more please visit the Time to Change website.

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