We support parents who struggle to relate to, or have any positive feelings about, their babies. The aims of our service is to:
- meet the immediate presenting problems in the infant (feeding, sleeping issues)
- help the parent and child feel more positively about themselves and their interaction
- support the child to learn how to regulate their emotions through the relationship with there parent or guardian
Our service is for parents who have babies up to the age of 5, and parents who are expecting a baby. We address questions, worries and concerns focusing on the interaction between parent and child. We build on your strengths while recognising the challenges you may have.
You may find our service helpful if:
- you're pregnant and feel low or worried
- you're struggling with how you feel about being a mum or a dad
- you have had a difficult or traumatic birth experience and this is affecting how you feel about being a parent
- you have experienced trauma as a child yourself, and are fearful of the impact this may have
- your baby is fretful a lot of the time
- your baby struggles to sleep or eat
- you persistently worry about everything
- you're feeling isolated or lonely
- parenthood is not what you expected it to be
- you find yourself having very intense feelings that unsettle you
- you're tired all the time or feeling that you’re not your usual self
- there are other issues that you would like to discuss
Our address is:
Children’s and Adolescence Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
La Motte Street
Jersey JE2 4YS
Opening hours and clinic times
Our opening hours for phone enquiries are from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
We operate a clinic service from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday, which is by appointment only.
Referral to our service
You can be referred to our service by your health visitor, for an appointment. The average waiting time from referral to assessment is approximately between 4 and 6 months.
We will call you or send an appointment letter to confirm your first appointment. We will offer you:
- a telephone appointment to discuss any concerns of worries you may have
- a clinic observation
- a nursery or school or home observation
We will then discuss and agree a plan with you, which is tailored for you and your child and send you a copy.
Any subsequent sessions will be at our offices. The sessions use toys and interactive play to support the parent and infant relationship and run from 4 to 24 weeks, depending on your needs.
If we are not the service for you, we will support you to access a different part of the service.
Parking is available in Green Street and Snow Hill car parks.
The nearest parking areas for disabled drivers is Green Street and there are disabled toilets and a lift in our offices.
You can contact us from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on +44 (0) 1534 445030. If we’re with clients, we cannot always answer the phone straight away, so try again later.
Comments, compliments and complaints
If you have any suggestions or comments about our services, we welcome your feedback.
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