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What do you tell a 6 year old about an appointment with CAMHS?

(8 Posts)
debs40 Fri 24-Jul-09 12:40:36


DS has an appointment with CAMHS in August. It is not assessment but rather a 'support' appointment pending assessment.

I just wondered how I explained this to him.

So far, when we have seen the paediatrician, I have just said it is about his super sensitive smell/taste powers!

I haven't a clue how these appointments go, so I just wondered what to say!

Nyrrem Fri 24-Jul-09 13:05:02

Is the CAMHS coming to your home?

Nyrrem Fri 24-Jul-09 13:08:02

My son is quite a bit younger, but I've pretty much presented it as someone coming round for coffee. We've had appointments at our home and they have pretty much just chatted to the grown ups with a similar amount of interaction with the children that any adult visitor might have.

debs40 Fri 24-Jul-09 13:10:09

No, we're going to them.

Nyrrem Fri 24-Jul-09 14:13:14

Sorry no experience of going to them and ds is fairly unquestioning. Good Luck

ICANDOTHAT Sat 25-Jul-09 11:49:48

Debs how old is your boy ? this will depend on how you approach any explaination

debs40 Sat 25-Jul-09 13:35:01

Hi he is 6.

mrz Sat 25-Jul-09 14:23:45

I would contact CAMHS and ask exactly what they will be doing because it can vary a great deal from observing while you are there to watching him play in a room without you (could be filmed).

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