Mental health problems are very common – in fact, it's estimated that at least one in four people will experience a mental health issue at some stage in their life. All of us need some extra support at times to get through difficulties and deal with the problems we're facing. The Dorset CAMHS services is one of a range of services that can help children and young people when they are experiencing mental health issues, or are having problems with their emotions and behaviour.
Children and young people are referred to the CAMHS service when they are facing significant mental health difficulties. Below you will find explanations about some of the main conditions and areas that CAMHS can provide support with. You may also find it helpful to read our guide to feelings and emotions, which provides more advice and information specifically for young people.