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Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) (Barnsley)

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About the service

The Barnsley child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) provides a comprehensive and quality service to children and young people in the Barnsley area. We provide services to children and young people up to their 18th birthday who are experiencing a wide range of behavioural, psychological and emotional problems, difficult relationships, trauma or abuse.

Our service is part of the children and young people improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) programme that works in partnership with children and young people to help improve and monitor services.

Barnsley CAMHS is made up of four teams:

  • Child and adolescent unit
  • Young people’s outreach team
  • Community early intervention team
  • Learning disabilities and development disorders team

We work in a variety of settings including health centres, clinics, schools or in service user homes.

Our specialist team is made up of psychiatrists, specialist nurses, psychologists, specialist social workers and therapists. We help children, young people and their families, on both an individual and group basis. We also offer our mental health expertise across children’s services in the area, providing consultation, training and advice to carers, families and other professionals.

Why would someone choose the service?

We regularly hold patient experience surveys for children, young people, families and carers using our service. Feedback consistently highlights that our staff are helpful and explain things in language that they can understand. They also comment that they feel listened to and treated with dignity and respect at all times.

Staff you may meet