Child mental health

There are a number of services in the area that can help children and young people who are experiencing mental health problems.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) 

CAMHS provides a specialist mental health service for children and young people.

Within Bracknell we run a Getting Help team. We work with children who:

  • need short-term support (around 6 to 8 sessions)
  • have low to moderate mental health issues

From September 2021, we will also be putting into place a Mental Health Support Team. This will support children who attend selected schools in Bracknell who have emerging, mild or moderate mental health difficulties which may be affecting their day to day life.

To find out more visit the NHS Berkshire website.

Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)

CMHT provides a service for individuals including 16 and 17 year olds who are no longer in full time education and who are suffering from mental illness or severe emotional distress.

The CMHT consists of social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, occupational therapist, community support workers and administrative staff.

How to contact these services

It is usually best to discuss any concerns about your mental health with your GP. Your GP may then refer you onto the CMHT. 

More information

Visit mental wellbeing for young people on our Public Health Portal for more information.