Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our service for all and we are keen to ensure that every child and young person referred to our teams feels able to access services and engage in treatment. We recognise that there may be barriers which have historically stopped young people from reaching out or engaging with services (e.g. protected characteristics such as race, ethnicity and culture; gender; sexuality; age; and ability).

  • Please do talk to your health professional about factors you feel are important for us to know (no topic is off bounds) or whether we need to adapt treatment to support you. This could be anything from translation services, clinician's awareness of issues faced by the LGBTQIA+ community, understanding of cultural factors or adaptation of therapy materials.
  • We recognise it can be hard for young people to talk about sensitive topics. Whilst we are not perfect, we are making steps to ensure we continually improve to ensure CAMHS services are inclusive for all.

We aim to provide a safe space for young people to talk. If you don't feel you can talk to your health professional, for any reason, then you can contact the Team Manager or join one of the participation groups (to enquire please email dina.bokrezion@swlstg.nhs.uk). Please help us shape the future of our services!

We have made a commitment to actively moving towards anti-racism and we are keen to ensure this culture is embedded into our services. If you have any feedback, please contact antiracism@swlstg.nhs.uk. We are working towards becoming an anti-racist organisation, and as such CAMHS have developed Anti-racism statement [pdf] 29KB to guide professionals.

We have also developed a leaflet  'How do I get support for my emotional health'