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Welcome to Rotherham CAMHS

Rotherham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides advice and support to children / young people, their families / carers and professionals working with them. Where need is identified we also offer mental health assessments, therapy and interventions for children and young people. If you are concerned about a child / young person’s mental health please contact the Getting Advice team.

Virtual Reality

Relax in VR is an immersive virtual reality therapy programme designed for young people in Rotherham

The programme is made up of 21 sessions which mimics real world situations whist teaching progressive muscle relaxation techniques, applied relaxation and exposure therapy.

The therapy is designed for young people over the age of 13 years (11- and 12-year-old under guidance) who are experiencing social anxiety, generalised anxiety, and panic.

The Virtual Reality headset is loaded to the young person and links remotely not a therapist who will supervise in real time 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The wearable device generates data giving the therapist an insight into progress and an understanding of how to manage anxiety.

Referrals to virtual reality are made by

  • Rotherham with me in mind – If a child attends a With Me in Mind school please ask school to refer through their usual referral route
  • Rotherham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Getting Advice Rotherham CAMHS

Virtual Reality patient leaflet

Service Evaluation Survey