My name is Thomas, I’m 13 and I was diagnosed with social anxiety. Before I came to CAMHS I was missing school, sat at home all day feeling scared and lonely, like I was the only one who felt like this. It made me angry and helpless.
I knew of CAMHS before because of my sister. She came before I did. I thought it couldn’t help me and that it wouldn’t help me. If you are thinking that too you are 110% wrong.
I first arrived to CAMHS like a nervous wreck, pacing and anxious. After I had met my case manager, Graham, I felt a little better. We talked about my problems and he educated me on my problem. I eventually came and that helped me so much. After coming to CAMHS I can get on with my life and I am getting into school.