Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS)
We offer assessment and interventions to children and young people who present with persistent and significant difficulties with the following:
- Depression where severe or not responded to earlier intervention
- Self-harm and suicide attempt
- Severe anxiety (including obsessive compulsive disorder)
- Eating disorders with significant risk or impairment (such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia)
- Psychosis (in those aged under 14)
- Somatoform disorders
- ADHD that has reached the appropriate stage on the pathway.
- Prolonged adjustment difficulties eg abnormal grief reactions.
- Persistent post-traumatic reactions (PTSD)
- A range of neuropsychiatric conditions including Tourettes syndrome
- Autistic spectrum conditions (at appropriate times)
Our aim is to improve the mental health of individuals accessing our service and we work closely with other Trust and community services to ensure the needs of the individual are best met. We work alongside other organisations, including children’s social care, tier 2 CAMHS services, schools, school nurses and other community based organisations.
Why would someone choose the service
The emotional wellbeing of children, young people and families accessing our service is the first priority of our team.
Our team work hard to build positive relationships with children during such a challenging period in their life. The coping strategies and self-management techniques our team use ensure that children can live life to their full potential.
Staff you may meet
- Specialist health worker
- Support worker