CAMHS

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpolpKTWrp4

Grounding Techniques

Grounding techniques help us to be more present in the moment. It helps to bring down your anxiety and stress.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJHupiDtJKA

Breathing Techniques

Breathing slowly helps reduce our stress and worries. Here are a couple of helpful exercises to try:

Hand Breathing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQVZgpyVQ78

Square Breathing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYytiS0ymZg&t=146s

‘Feeling It’ Is a Series of Videos Developed to Support Mental Wellbeing of Year 11 Students

Self Care Essentials
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66oKQjXJvE

Respect Your Vibe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tr1zfHpwZQ&t=131s

The Power of Presence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F124O7DtNGo&t=156s

Create Your Oasis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks3Xe26lVkw

Find Your Inner Mentor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXf2lkpcyOI

Very Complex Emotions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC9exr8-LNo

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Posters

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)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=422&v=qq0NyKpZovo&feature=emb_title

Living a Meaningful Life During COVID 19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcx1-YGNP7k&feature=emb_title

Managing Worry and Tolerating Uncertainty During Covid 19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzphLkIK7b4&feature=emb_title

Looking After Yourself and Others During COVID 19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=186&v=IjA0iJXOrlM&feature=emb_title

The CAMHS Youtube Channel O​ffers Videos Created to Help You Support Your Child During Stressful Times
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrRKV84lb8Jr69Z7ZhjSjCg/featured

If you are worried about your child’s mental health please contact the CAMHs Crisis Line on: 020 3228 5980

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