‘The hellish process of dealing with CAMHS to get help for my son’s mental health issues is like being trapped in an abusive game of Heads We Win, Tails You Lose’

Davida Erdahl

A Bishop’s Stortford mom writes anonymously about her 3-calendar year fight with Herts CAMHS (Youngster and Adolescent Psychological Overall health Services) to get support for her son’s mental health and fitness troubles…

The aggressively shiny paint of the A&E waiting space is a jarring backdrop for screaming, bleeding kids and a not noticeably unwell toddler frequently crashing into chairs until I want to scream, far too.

My patience is stretched thin by the point of possessing already pushed seventy five miles because 8am now and expended 4 several hours waiting at a different hospital right up until they advised me they could not support and sent us right here, yet another hour’s travel away, to wait for yet another five several hours.

Ironically, the challenging-to-locate little one mental health and fitness staff we are trying to see, and with whom my little one has been registered as a client for

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