Secondary - Specialist Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - also known as CAMHS - support children and young people up to age 18 with their emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
When we talk about your mental health, we mean how you feel and how you cope with the things going on in your life. This could be connected to anything from school, your friends or even your family life. If you feel you aren’t coping too well with the ups and downs of life, it may be that you need some support to help you manage them better.

If you do need help, CAMHS will work together with you and your family to decide what support you need to have good mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to help young people get the support they need to tackle any problems early on before they get worse, and to act quickly if they do.
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Warrington Council, local schools, school nurses, social services and other local organisations including Kooth and St Joseph’s Family Centre, all work closely together to provide CAMHS services across Warrington, to make sure you can access the right support, in the right place and at the right time....more  

St Joseph's Family Centre

St Joseph's Family Centre offers a range of services for families and individuals including:

  • Child contact centre – a safe and neutral place to support children of separated families
  • Counselling services for adults and children
  • An occasional support programme for children who have suffered the loss of a parent or significant person through death, divorce or separation.
  • Parenting skills course
  • Anger management course .....more

Early Intervention in Psychosis Service 14+

We provide an early intervention in psychosis service for people age 14 to 65. 

The word psychosis is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, where there is some loss of contact with what's real and what's not real. It can affect our thoughts, feelings and the way we behave. 

When someone experiences symptoms of psychosis, their condition is referred to as a 'psychotic experience'. The term 'first episode psychosis' simply means that someone is experiencing psychosis for the first time. Early intervention is the support we provide to people who have developed a first episode of psychosis between the ages of 14 and 65. 

Research shows that early intervention teams like ours can help people experiencing the early signs of psychosis to make a better recovery and reduce the risk of relapse and needing to be admitted to hospital.  

We can help you by:

  • Supporting you to talk about your experiences

  • Supporting you to improve your confidence

  • Offering education on psychosis and advice on ways to recover from the condition

  • Offering reviews with a doctor and discussing medication options with you

  • Providing support for your family

  • Helping with other issues such as employment, education and housing

  • Offering advice on drugs and alcohol, and refer you to other local services that will be able to help with this....more