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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

What the service does
Who provides the service
How to access the service
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What the service does

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) promotes emotional wellbeing and delivers mental health services to children and young people up to the age of 18.

Our mental health workers help children and young people with complex mental health needs and support their parents and/or carers. The following teams and services fall under the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service:

Where necessary, we will refer children and young people for intensive care, support and treatment in hospital.

We also offer support and training to:

  • school staff
  • youth workers
  • GPs
  • others who work alongside children and young people

Who provides the service

Our team of specialist mental health workers includes:

  • clinical nurse specialists
  • mental health social workers
  • consultant psychiatrists
  • clinical psychologists
  • family therapists

How to access the service

If you think you need to see someone from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, you should talk to one of the following:

  • GP
  • teacher
  • school nurse
  • family social worker

If you care for a child or young person who may need specialist mental health support, you should also talk to one of the people named above. If necessary, they will refer the child or young person to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

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