Torbay CAMHS Family Forum

Who we are – Torbay CAMHS Family Forum is a group of parents and family members of children and young people who have experienced the mental health system who try to improve mental health services for young people in Torbay.

What we do – We meet monthly and work on various projects to improve Mental Health Services, in particular CAMHS. We do lots of different fun things but some of the things we do are:

  • Interview new staff at CAMHS
  • Train staff at CAMHS
  • Organise and attend events
  • Give CAMHS suggestions as to how they can improve their service for young people

Our monthly meetings are very friendly and informal, we always look forward to meeting new members. A lot of our work is conversation based but we do also have training sessions and work on planning and running events as well as being part of interview panels. As all of the members are people who have been through similar experiences we also find that the group offers support and personal stories that can help parents and families going through sometimes tough times.

When and where

Every second Friday in the month 9.30pm – 11pm
The Olive Carers Centre, Victoria Park Road, Torquay TQ1 3QH

Who runs the group?

Young Devon’s Participation team facilitate the group, but it is the Family members group.

Amy

Hi I’m Amy!
I support the Torbay CAMHS Family Forum group. I develop and participate in group activities and make sure you are listened to and that your questions are answered. I am always more than happy to meet you before you join the group and to speak with you on the phone to help you to feel more comfortable about joining the group.

Clarise

Hi I’m Clarise!
I support Amy is ensuring all of the group work and the strategic aims are running smoothly I’ve been working for Young Devon for 6 years and have a real passion for advocating on behalf of young people. I visit the group regularly and am always more than happy to speak to and support you.

Contact details

If you are interested in coming along to group or referring a young person, please contact Amy on the following contact details:

Tel: 07921388308
Email: amy.bedingfield@youngdevon.org

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