Y:AMHS was founded as a result of our trustees’ own experiences of being unable to access appropriate and timely mental health treatment for our children and young people. 

 
Children and young people are waiting up to two years for mental health treatment from local services in our area. With CAMHS actually telling people they need to seek private treatment, we became worried about the children and families for whom this just wouldn’t be an option, so we've set out to do something about the situation by raising money to pay for the treatment young people so desperately need and deserve.  
However, we can’t do this alone. Private therapy is expensive, and we need the whole community behind us to make this possible. Please help in whatever ways you can – by donating or becoming a regular donor, by volunteering with us, or by doing your own fundraising.  
‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Children and young people are waiting up to two years for mental health treatment from local services in our area. With CAMHS actually telling people they need to seek private treatment, we became worried about the children and families for whom this just wouldn’t be an option, so we've set out to do something about the situation by raising money to pay for the treatment young people so desperately need and deserve.  
However, we can’t do this alone. Private therapy is expensive, and we need the whole community behind us to make this possible. Please help in whatever ways you can – by donating or becoming a regular donor, by volunteering with us, or by doing your own fundraising.  
‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ 
Take a look at this short video, which tells the story of many families seeking treatment in our area for their children's mental ill health. Can you help to #changethestory?  
We hope to be able to open for applications from local families in the Autumn, but we still have a long way to go in raising the funds we need. Take a look at our Get Involved page to see how you can help!  
 
 
 
Rachael Colbran 
Founding Trustee 
I have worked with children within the education sector for over a decade and have seen how emotional issues can hamper their education and development. I have supported my own daughter through serious mental illness, which left us having to seek private therapy, and am now passionate to ensure that other children and young people have access to the treatment they need in a climate where the public services are currently unable to meet their needs. I believe in our children and young people and am keen to ensure they have a future they can look forward to. 
 
Helena McGill Trustee 
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I have worked in schools for the last ten years. Over that time I have seen an increase in the number of children with anxiety. The lock downs over the last year have affected children of all ages, the ramifications of which will be with us for a long time. 
I want to ensure that all children and young people have access to the support they need to ensure that their future is bright. 
 
Rachael Colbran 
Founding Trustee 
I have worked with children within the education sector for over a decade and have seen how emotional issues can hamper their education and development. I have supported my own daughter through serious mental illness, which left us having to seek private therapy, and am now passionate to ensure that other children and young people have access to the treatment they need in a climate where the public services are currently unable to meet their needs. I believe in our children and young people and am keen to ensure they have a future they can look forward to. 
 
Helena McGill Trustee 
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I have worked in schools for the last ten years. Over that time I have seen an increase in the number of children with anxiety. The lock downs over the last year have affected children of all ages, the ramifications of which will be with us for a long time. 
I want to ensure that all children and young people have access to the support they need to ensure that their future is bright. 
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