The CAMHS service at Francis Barber PRU currently includes one Counselling Psychologist, employed by the NHS.
This service is available to all young people who are being supported by Francis Barber PRU, as well as their families and professionals working with the young person. The CAMHS worker works with these different groups of people to help them find the best possible way to manage their difficulties, develop skills and build on strengths so that they can manage problems better in the future.
Each young person and each family is different and may be trying to tackle a wide range of problems. The sorts of things that often trouble young people include:
worries and fears
feeling unhappy or distressed
problems with eating or sleeping
difficulty managing their anger
problems with relationships
The support provided by the CAMHS team at Francis Barber PRU includes:
Consultation, counselling intervention and psychological support for pupils and their families known to the service.
Attendance at Team Around the Child meetings
Report writing following assessments and support
In school training
In school advice
Managing emotions groups
Why we lose control of our emotions?
We all have strong emotions from time to time. Here is a helpful video to understand how our brains work and affect our emotions. The video also offers helpful tips to help control our emotions and how we can ask for help.
Grounding techniques help us to be more present in the moment. It helps to bring down your anxiety and stress.
Breathing slowly helps reduce our stress and worries. Here are a couple of helpful exercises to try:
‘Feeling It’ Is a Series of Videos Developed to Support Mental Wellbeing of Year 11 Students
Self Care Essentials
Respect Your Vibe
The Power of Presence
Create Your Oasis
Find Your Inner Mentor
Very Complex Emotions
Parents / Carers Resources
Click here for information about urgent mental health support for children young people and families
Managing Anxiety (including around Covid 19: Focus on Health and Contamination)
Living a Meaningful Life During COVID 19
Managing Worry and Tolerating Uncertainty During Covid 19
Looking After Yourself and Others During COVID 19
The CAMHS Youtube Channel Offers Videos Created to Help You Support Your Child During Stressful Times