Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Reaching Out For Help

Hi I'm Beth,

I'm 15 years old and I am a CAMHS service user.

I wanted to create this page to show other young people that it is ok to reach out for help if you're struggling. I have also created a tool to help you start a conversation with someone. You can click below to print it and then fill it in and hand it to someone you trust, instead of having to talk about it.

Conversation Tool

The topics around stigma and education etc. are things that prevented me and others from reaching out.

My hopes for this page are that it will encourage others to talk more openly about how they're feeling and to encourage earlier intervention which I know I would have definitely benefited from.

Stigma often prevents people from asking for help because of fear of being judged.  I am passionate about reducing the stigma around mental health, because mental illnesses are illnesses and deserve as much attention and support as physical illnesses.