What is CAMHS?
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Most of us within this team are called CAMHS Practitioners who have nursing or social work backgrounds. There are also clinical Psychologists who work in the team as well as Psychiatrists. Don’t be worried about this; they are specialist doctors who take extra interest and training in mental health. They do not wear white coats or give you injections. We also have a ADHD nurse specialist and we explain more about this role later.