As of today, we are delighted to be able to share our newly developed CAMHS website with you. Designed based on feedback from young people and service users, the new website will act as a one stop shop for children, young people, families and professionals across Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest seeking advice and support on how to take care of their mental health. The aim is that this will empower children and young people to make positive decisions concerning their mental health and ensure we provide the best care to your family.
The new website, which can be accessed at http://www.nelft.nhs.uk/camhs, was created based on concerns from NHS staff and service users that the previous website was not designed for the younger generation, with quite a static layout and impersonal tone. We have addressed these queries with a new website which, with the use of videos and images, will provide children, young people and families with a full overview of their local CAMHS service through a visual tour (see below), the staff that will be caring for them and the different services we provide. There is also a dedicated area for children, young people, families and professionals to research and access resources from a wide range of healthcare organisations and charities which is tailored around how they are feeling. Professionals and parents can also refer their child to their local CAMHS service.
Melody Williams, Integrated Care Director for Barking & Dagenham and Barnet said:
“Throughout the design and launch of our new CAMHS website, we have had young people at the forefront of our minds. The feedback we received from young people and service users was invaluable to the interactivity of the site. We recognise that this is only the first stage of our digital journey and we truly hope that children, young people and families like the new resource and provide feedback, ensuring that we continue to provide the best care to our local communities across north-east London.