Alder Hey children’s mental health team see rise in calls for help

The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns have had an effect on many people’s mental health.

For Mental Health Awareness Week, BBC North West Tonight has been given access to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

Right at the start of the pandemic, the mental health crisis team began covering their helpline 24 hours a day – and they have seen a huge rise in the number of calls they are receiving.

You can see more from Alder Hey all this week on BBC North West Tonight.

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