Support for Mental Health Difficulties
Just like taking care of our physical self is important, so too is looking after your own or your child’s wellbeing.
At times children and young people may experience poor mental health. They may have a diagnosis of depression, anxiety or something more severe such as schizophrenia.
Having poor mental health can impact an all areas of daily living and may even prevent some children and young people being able to engage in education, training or work.
It is important that we spot early the signs of mental health changes and seek help and support as soon as possible. This could be help in school from a counsellor or pastoral staff member or it could mean needing something more specialist like help from a mental health nurse or specialist service such as CAMHS.
In Portsmouth we have a wide range of services that support the mental health of children and young people.
We have listed some of the main ones in the drop down boxes at the bottom of the page.