Children and young people

This website has been designed to help you find out more about mental health: what it is and how it can affect you.

Did you know?

Mental health can affect anyone and sometimes it feels scary and unsettling. 

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Good mental health allows you to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life has in store for you and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults with something called 'emotional intelligence' (the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others).​

Please use this website to look for information to help you and let us know if we can do anything to improve it. Tell us what you would like to see on the website, because it is here to help you. 


The term 'EMPOWERS' was derived from using different words to describe mental health.

It stands for Emotional, Mental health, Psychological, Openness, Wellbeing, Encouragement, Resilience and Support.

The term was chosen to help people take back control of their mental health and have their own say about what happens in their treatment. We wanted to use something that would give people the empowerment to talk about mental health.

This working group helps staff to have a better understanding of mental health. It will continue to meet regularly and ensure that momentum is carried on and forms part of our vision for the future. The group is also designed to build partnerships with our external stakeholders to support the development of CAMHS services across Staffordshire.​

Emotional heath and wellbeing 

One of our mental health support nurses has designed the following leaflets to help you with issues you may face. Download them to get more help and advice.




Eating problems

Family problems

Hearing voices and hallucinations

Helpful phone numbers

Internet safety

'Looked after children's' wellbeing

Low mood



Sexuality and gender issues

Substance misuse

Suicidal thoughts


Useful Apps