Young People

If you have thoughts, feelings or worries that are making your life difficult, we can offer practical support to help you get back on track.

We help young people who may be:

  • Feeling depressed
  • Feeling stressed and suffering from anxiety
  • Harming themselves
  • Finding themselves getting very angry all the time
  • Having strange or scary thoughts and phobias
  • Feeling very unhappy about the way they look
  • Struggling with an eating disorder
  • Struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • Having problems following difficult life experiences
  • Struggling after a traumatic event
  • Having difficulties relating to disabilities
  • Having drug and alcohol issues
  • Having problems with friends, family and other relationships
  • Being bullied.

Assessment for Treatment

The team at CAMHS will do an assessment to decide on the best treatment to help you.  This will be done by talking to you (and usually with your parents or carers as well).  We will ask questions about your worries and how you would like things to be different.  We will ask about your family and how things are at home, school or college. We will then think together with you about how we can help.

This is done in a number of places across Bolton, including the Royal Bolton Hospital, health centres, children’s centres, schools and sometimes we will visit you at your home.