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Child and adolescent services. Support for children and adolescents.

What are Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services?

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are specialist mental health services for children and young people, provided by Psymplicity Healthcare. CAMHS provide diagnosis, treatment and support for young people suffering from emotional, behavioural and mental health issues.

If your child is suffering from mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or other conditions, our CAMHS team will be able to help. What makes them different is that they provide a holistic family approach, and always treat the child by involving the family members in every decision and treatment plan.

Types of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Professionals

CAMHS multidisciplinary teams consist of mental health professionals who work together to help children and adolescents cope with their conditions and manage associated symptoms.

CAMHS professionals include:

Psychologists:Mental health professionals who help children and their families understand the difficulties they are facing, and the impact these difficulties have on their emotions, behaviour and thinking.

Psychotherapists:Experts that can work with your child and family to understand the underlying cause of your child’s mental health issues, such as past trauma and life events.

Consultant psychiatrists:Medically-qualified doctors who diagnose mental illnesses and support the family with an individual treatment plan and pathway through the use of CAMHS specialised therapists and psychologists.

Family therapists:Family therapists provide a safe environment for families to work through mental health issues and difficulties. In most cases, what a child suffering from a mental health issue and their family needs the most is a safe environment to speak freely.

Clinical social workers:Clinical social workers are referred to manage cases where children require extra help in dealing with their mental health conditions.

What can Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services help with?

If your child is suffering from certain emotional, behavioural or mental health issues, which are limiting their ability to function and disrupting their personal, academic or social life, they can be referred to CAMHS.

Issues that CAMHS provides support for include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Violence and aggression
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Trauma-related issues
  • OCD
  • Relationship problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Self-harm
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Suicidal thoughts

Our team of psychologists and psychiatrists

Psymplicity Healthcare’s established Child and Adolescent Mental health team of Psychiatrists and Psychologists are dedicated to helping your child enjoy a happier, healthier life.

Dr Monica Quadir

Dr Quadir is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who works within the NHS and the private sector. Having gained her Medical degree from Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2009, she has gone on to complete her Specialty Training in Child And Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr Fareeha Amber Sadiq

Dr Amber is a Consultant Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist. She uses a compassionate and integrated approach which combines biological, psychological and social perspectives with evidence based care. She works closely with her multidisciplinary colleagues and liaises with other professionals, including school counsellors and paediatricians, whenever possible.

Dr Karen McCarty

Dr Karen McCarty completed her BSc in Psychology, including an additional research year with the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital. She worked as an Assistant Psychologist in West London for one year before attaining a place on the DClin Psy training programme at the University of Hertfordshire in 2003.

Dr Acharya

Dr Acharya is a Consultant Psychiatrist trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Intellectual Disability Psychiatry. Having gained her medical degree from The University of Manchester and The University of St Andrews, she has gone on to complete her Specialty Training in Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Acharya works with a wide range of disorders including Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis and Neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and Autism.

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