At times the world seems fun and straight forward, but at times it can seem a strange and confusing place

How are you feeling?

At times the world seems fun and straight forward, but at times it can seem a strange and confusing place. All feelings - happiness, sadness, anxiety, frustration and anger - are all natural reactions to things that happen around us or to us. For example, people often feel anxious when trying new things. Your feelings can change, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. 

When we feel happy, it feels good, and we want to have that feeling all the time. If we feel bad, there are often things we can do to change our feelings - it is often helpful to talk to someone.

It is also good to learn how to get good feelings back.

Click on these pages for some advice:

Are you feeling happy?                                           Are you feeling sad?
Are you feeling angry? Are you feeling scared?
Are you feeling worried?  




If you need some help to feel better

If you feel bad, try talking to another person you trust - your mum, dad, a grandparent, a family friend or member of staff at your school. You and they may think of things that can help, or it could be that you need to talk to someone else who can help.

Talking to an adult always helps

There may be someone attached to your school, youth group or church, or it may be suggested that someone at CAMHS could help.

CAMHS is the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. You may feel nervous about coming to CAMHS, but we will do our best to help you, and this includes helping you to feel as relaxed as possible when you are with us. We will ask you about how you are feeling, about how things are at school or college, in your family and with your friends, and find out what life's generally been like for you. This will help us to work out the best way we can help.

Some children and young people have illnesses or disabilities that mean they have to go to hospital or to a Child Development Centre or a similar type of clinic. These are places where we can help with problems like walking, speech and language, hearing, seeing or problems with growth or development.

Here at CPFT we have lots of services, with lots of different specialists who work with professionals and agencies to help children, young people and their families.  If you want to know more, this website has pages that describe all of our children and young people services

Gold starThe best thing to remember is that everyone who works in these services wants to help you feel better.  

 Below is a list of links to other people and organisations that you may find helpful.



The page was last updated on 15 April 2016 by Sophie.allan.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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