Your CAMHS Appointment
Your first appointment
When you come to see us the first person you meet is our friendly receptionist. She will let the person you are coming to see know that you have arrived. You might sit in our waiting room for a bit Ė so bring a game or book if you want. Donít worry though we wonít keep you waiting long.
We will then ask you in to one of our quieter rooms where we can talk without being disturbed. Your mum, dad or carer will be able to come with you.
What sort of stuff we talk about
When you first come and see us we will want to get to know you, and find out what lifeís been like for you. We might ask you about school or friends or the kind of things you like doing like football or drawing.
You can ask us questions too so before you come, you could write down things you want to say and bring them with you.
Things to remember
Lots of children like you come to CAMHS for many different reasons.
You can ask questions too so please bring them along! We are here to help you and find ways to make you feel better.
Another CAMHS service in London has made a video about what it is like to come to CAMHS for the first time. You might find it helpful to watch so that you can see what happens when you come to see us.
Check out this video about coming to CAMHS
Video credit: West London Mental Health Trust