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From October 2021: Healthy Young Minds to be renamed CAMHS

Thursday 26 August 2021

To All partners of our children and young people’s mental health services

From October 2021: Healthy Young Minds to be renamed CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services)

In 2016 we introduced the name Healthy Young Minds for all our children and young people mental health services in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside & Glossop.  

Over the past five years, we are aware that our name, Healthy Young Minds, has caused some confusion amongst families, children and young people who use our services as well as professionals.  

There have been misunderstandings about what our services provide, people have at times found it difficult to find our services and the names Healthy Young Minds, the acronym HYMs and CAMHS are used at the same time and can cause confusion. 

We conducted some research with young people, families and staff and they told us that CAMHS is a more comfortable, familiar description for everyone. 

We are therefore planning to stop using the Healthy Young Minds name and instead use CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services) across all our services.  

We are working on a new CAMHS design that will appear across our signage, materials and digital channels, including a new CAMHS website. 

We expect the name change to take place early to mid-October 2021. 

Once we have agreed on the date of the name change we will let you know; we will also share links to our new website so you can update any information or directories which you currently have. 

Best wishes

Sarah & Joanne

Sarah Leah, associate director of operations CAMHS

Joanne Whittingham, associate directorate manager community CAMHS

Thursday 26 August 2021

To:

All partners of our children and young people’s mental health services

From October 2021: Healthy Young Minds to be renamed CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services)

In 2016 we introduced the name Healthy Young Minds for all our children and young people mental health services in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside & Glossop.  

 

Over the past five years we are aware that our name, Healthy Young Minds, has caused some confusion amongst families, children and young people who use our services as well as professionals.  

 

There have been misunderstandings about what our services provide, people have at times found it difficult to find our services and the names Healthy Young Minds, the acronym HYMs and CAMHS are used at the same time and can cause confusion. 

 

We conducted some research with young people, families and staff and they told us that CAMHS is a more comfortable, familiar description for everyone. 

 

We are therefore planning to stop using the Healthy Young Minds name and instead use CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services) across all our services.  

 

We are working on a new CAMHS design which will appear across our signage, materials and digital channels, including a new CAMHS website.

 

We expect the name change to take place early to mid-October 2021.

 

Once we have agreed the date of the name change we will let you know; we will also share links to our new website so you can update any information or directories which you currently have. 

 

Best wishes

Sarah & Joanne

 

Sarah Leah, associate director of operations CAMHS

 

Joanne Whittingham, associate directorate manager community CAMHS