CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
In Hertfordshire we use the term CAMHS to cover services that support the emotional and mental health of children and young people like school counselling, play therapy and more specialist teams like the eating disorder service.
At the moment we are going through a programme called CAMHS Transformation where we are increasing the amount of help available, particularly early on and trying to improve the experience children and young people using services have.
Children and young people may need help with a wide range of issues at different points in their lives.
Parents and carers may also need help and advice to deal with behavioural or other problems their child is experiencing. Parents, carers and young people can receive direct support through CAMHS.
Read what to expect when you visit CAMHS here.