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A brand new
website is now up and running offering advice and information for young people
with mental health issues in Dorset, as well as their relatives or carers.
and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) site has been produced by Dorset
HealthCare and designed in partnership with young service users and their
the old ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ site, it provides a one-stop-shop for anyone
needing help and advice with stress, anxiety, eating disorders and other mental
It is much
easier to use and navigate, is mobile-friendly, and features a lot more content
– including videos developed by people with lived experience of these problems.
As well as
signposting young people to the support they might need, there are also
sections aimed at parents and carers, as well as health/social care
professionals (including how to make a referral to CAMHS), plus details of what
the service can provide.
also a feedback form where
people can give views on the site and how it could
Local GPs, schools, charities and support groups have been helping to
spread the word about the site, which has had more than 7,000 visits in its
first few weeks.
Stuart Lynch, CAMHS manager at Dorset HealthCare, said:
“We would like to thank all the young people who contributed their time
and experience to the development of this project. Their guidance and feedback
made all the difference. Hopefully we will see the website develop and grow as
we receive further feedback from the children, young people, parents and carers
who use it.”
The website is available at https://camhsdorset.org/