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What different treatments are available in CAMHS? – Alistair

If I go to CAMHS, what sort of help might I receive?

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Who decides on the type of therapy I’ll receive?

Would I be told about the different types of therapy available? Would the therapist decide which one to use? Would I be given a choice over what I thought might be helpful for me?

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Will I be given homework in CAMHS?

Will I have to do tasks outside of my sessions?

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If I have medication, will I get a say on what medication this is?

If I am prescribed medication, will I be able to have a say as to what type of medication this is?

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What if I want medication but my worker doesn’t think it’s right for me?

What happens if the young person and worker disagree as to the use of medication to help support difficulties in CAMHS? What if options aren’t available?

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What happens if I need inpatient care as part of my treatment in CAMHS?

If I become so unwell that I might need to go in as an inpatient will I have a choice over this?

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How different is inpatient and outpatient care in CAMHS?

How is an inpatient mental health service different from an outpatient CAMHS?

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Can I have visitors if I’m on an inpatient unit?

Can friends and family come to visit if I am staying on an inpatient unit? Can anyone come to see me?

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What are your rights if you are sectioned?

If a young person was sectioned or treated against their will what rights would they have?

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How will I know if the sessions are really helping me?

Will we discuss how things are going in my sessions?

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