stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
They help children & teenagers who are suffering significant difficulties due to mental illness or emotional and behavioural difficulties which have not responded to interventions from prevention and early intervention services such as school counselling and behaviour support or primary care.
You can be referred to CAMHS by your GP, health visitor, school nurse, SENCO, or social worker. They will complete a referral form detailing their and/or your concerns. The referral must be accompanied by the child/young person’s parent or guardian’s consent. They assess people’s needs and then their team of professionals will provide appropriate support. Read more information about CAMHS
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See the following ‘Infograhpic’ to see how CAMHS works….