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What to expect from CAMHS

Knowing what to expect when you are going to CAMHS will help your child feel more in control of what's happening.

Rethink has a guide that offers tips about what to expect and ask during your first CAMHS appointment and beyond.

There are some videos on My CAMHS Choices where young people answer 'What will it be like when I come to CAMHS?'

Get prepared before their first appointment:

  • make a diary of anything you are worried about
  • have a list of everything that you want to ask
  • allow plenty of time to find the place of your appointment
  • ask for leaflets about treatments and conditions discussed or recommended websites you can access from home.