How will I be involved?

It’s important that we work in partnership with parents and carers throughout a child’s CAMHS journey. We will encourage you to be part of the assessment process because you’ll be able to provide additional information that can be useful when considering how best to support your child. We may meet you together with your child and/or separately, but we will always make the time to hear from you, share how things are going and answer any questions you might have.

What questions will they ask me?

Some of the questions you may get asked include:

  • What difficulties is your child currently experiencing?
  • When did you first notice this?
  • Who is around the home, and what is the family structure?
  • How does your child get on at school, with friends and teachers?
  • How are your child’s mood or stress levels?
  • What was your child like as a baby/ at different stages in their childhood (for older children)?
  • What are the important things that have happened in your child’s life so far?
  • What is your child good at and how do they like to enjoy themselves?
  • What would you like your child to change or achieve from coming to CAMHS?
  • What type of help do you want?
  • Do you know about any risks to your child’s wellbeing or safety?