Healthy Young Minds renamed to Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Published date: 
Friday, 10th September 2021

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

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

Over the past five years they are aware that their name, Healthy Young Minds, has caused some confusion for families, children and young people who use of their services - as well as professionals.  

There have been misunderstandings about what their services provide and sometimes the acronym HYMs and CAMHS are used at the same time, which can cause confusion. 

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

They 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.  

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

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

Once they have agreed the date of the name change we will share it with you and we will also share links to our new website so you can update any information you currently have.