InterCAMHS :: About Us
Introduction to Intercamhs
What is it?
Intercamhs is an international network of agencies and individuals who believe that addressing mental health issues in schools is vitally important to the wellbeing of school community members.
What does it do?
Intercamhs brings together experience and expertise from all over the world with the aim of enhancing the wellbeing of children and young people.
It promotes the international exchange of ideas and experience and acts as a meeting place for a wide range of educationalists, mental health experts and other professionals interested in mental health.
Intercamhs aims to raise awareness of the mental health needs of children and young people and the ways in which service providers can meet their needs. It also aims to support parents and teachers in their actions to strengthen the health and well being of those in their care.
How does it work?
Intercamhs currently has three main activities.
- Developing the world’s most extensive website directory of mental health and school activities. This unique resource will be invaluable for anyone involved in running or developing services and implementing mental health promotion programs for children and young people.
- Producing a regular e-newsletter, updating members on latest developments in school-based mental health services and preventive programs around the world.
- Organising an annual conference. This will be the leading international forum for exchanging ideas and experience on mental health and schools.
In all these activities, Intercamhs will bring members together and provide a forum for the many excellent and innovative programs and services that are being run in schools around the world. Intercamhs will enable members to publicise their own services and to co-operate and collaborate with others.
In future, Intercamhs also plans to promote collaborative research, raise awareness of mental health needs, advocate for service improvements and stimulate international funding.
Does it focus on a particular aspect of mental health?
No. Intercamhs believes that mental health promotion, early intervention and treatment are all important. It works to strengthen these activities for all children of school age.
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