Health & Well-being
Children & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Telephone number: 0300 200 2021
Our CAMHS service has been improved and redesigned and operates as Rise – a family of NHS-led services providing emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire.
What is Rise?
Rise is a family of NHS-led services providing emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Rise aims to build resilience and empower children and young people (as well as the adults in their lives) to know where to go for help and advice.
It’s made up of a number of different services, each led by mental health specialists.
For more information, please visit our dedicated Rise website.
Mental Health in Schools Team
The Mental Health in Schools Team is a service that has been introduced as part of the national Trailblazer Project for children, young people and their families within the education setting. Working across Coventry and Warwickshire, they are here to provide low-intensity mental health interventions and support. The team consists of qualified and trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs), Specialist Mental Health Practitioners, a Team Leader and a Service Manager. Between them, they have a wealth of experience of supporting children and young people with their mental health.
The MHST work with schools to help deliver a ‘whole school approach’ to support positive emotional well-being and mental health. They can also work with children and young people in groups or on a one-to-one basis.
They can help you find ways to take care of your own mental well-being using a variety of evidence-based approaches, including low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Pupils can be referred by their class team and then an assessment will be carried out with the young person. They may then be allocated a block of sessions with an EMHP to work on areas such as anxiety, worry management, low mood and panic. The aim of these interventions is to teach pupils useful strategies which they can implement themselves following the sessions.