Mental health

Mental health services are really important to us, because we know there is no health without mental health. We also know that young people in Waltham Forest are admitted to hospital with mental health problems more often than young people in other parts of the country. This means that Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are a real focus for us.

In 2013 we produced a mental health strategy for adults, which you can read here.

Since then we have taken a number of important steps, like providing more information about psychological therapies, changing mental health services so that they are open at evenings and weekends and launching a dementia roadmap for people with dementia, their families and carers.   

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are run by the CCG and Local Authority. We think these services need to change and improve, so we have reviewed how they are working and are developing an improvement plan.

You can read this helpful guide to get more information about how to look after your mental health and the services available to support you.