Ask Jigsaw: Scared about CAMHS
I’m due to see CAMHs (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) about my anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide, I’m scared they’ll do things like take me away from my parents, what should I do? How do I go about it?
First of all, well done for taking the steps to get support. CAMHS services around the country do a great job of supporting young people to mind their mental health. This video will tell you a bit more about CAMHS and what it is for.
As you identify, it can sometimes feel scary when you are going somewhere new for the first time. Therefore this can make it difficult to open up about what you are feeling. However, be assured that everyone at CAMHS will want to support you as best they can.