What is CAMHS?
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We support young people aged 0-18 (or up to 24 if you have been in the care system) who are experiencing mental health difficulties and are finding it hard to cope with everyday life
Our teams are made up of a variety of professionals. Many are called CAMHS practitioners and have a nursing, social work, or support worker background. There are also Clinical Psychologists in each team, along with CAMHS Psychiatrists (these are Specialist Doctors who take extra interest and training in children and young person’s mental health).
As well as this, we also have integrated Peer Support Workers within the teams. These are people with lived experience of mental health challenges and accessing CAMHS. They provide a valuable support network to our service users.