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Hackney ARK Downs Park Road Greater London E8 2FP

Key Points

  • Under 18's
CAMHS is an NHS service for children, young people and their families, where there are concerns about emotional well-being, behaviour and mental health. We know that talking about problems and worries can sometimes be difficult. CAMHS work involves listening, talking and thinking together, about what is going on and what might help. CAMHS staff teams are made up of different professionals who all recognise the importance of friendly and non-judgemental support. First Steps service aims to help with difficulties relating to behaviour, emotions and relationships and try to tackle issues early on, before they become severe or too difficult to manage. Specialist CAMHS work is mostly with children, young people and families where there are also family and community stressors: including educational difficulties, offending behaviours, abuse and neglect, trauma, attachment difficulties, parenting difficulties, self-harm and substance-misuse problems.