See below for the latest news and information about the Islington Community CAMHS service.
Child Wellbeing Practitioners
We would like to introduce a new team in our service - the Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPS). The CWPS are mental health workers trained in helping children, young people and their families experiencing mild-moderate difficulties with anxiety, low mood and behaviour. They aim to build up emotional wellbeing and resilience in young people and their families by intervening early. More information can be found here.
The Growing Together team delivers a range of different workshops. These workshops are offered in the form of 2 hour one-off sessions which aim to provide help to parents in common areas that they may be struggling with:
The Calmer Nights Sleep Workshop explores ways to improve both parents’ and children’s sleep and offers support to help parents feel more confident about their family’s routine.
The Mindfulness & Parenting workshop explores how mindfulness can help bring some calm to family life. The workshop aims to help parents to focus their attention on the present moment while parenting.
How to join
No referral is needed to join either of these workshops. If you are interested in joining you can sign up on our Eventbrite page.
Please note that only parents who live or have a GP in Islington are eligible to access these workshops. You can only register 4-6 weeks prior the workshop and we would also like to know if you cannot attend as spaces do fill up quickly. Parents will be expected to turn up on time and engage in discussions and activities.
Libraries Week takes place between the 8–13 October to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries. This year, with a focus on wellbeing, libraries across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health. Please click here for more information.