What you think about Hartlepool CAMHS

 “At the beginning of this year I was so unhappy, I had low self esteem and worst of all I could not see a future for myself. You have helped me in wonderful ways. I am more confident, and most importantly I am seeing everything in a more positive way. I want to say thank you for all of your help." 

“Thank you CAMHS. You are great and very helpful." 

 “I like CAMHS because it helps my little brother.” 

 “Thank you for all your help and support over these past few months.  I’ll miss our little chats and I’ll be forever grateful for the confidence and happiness you’ve helped me achieve.”

How to find Hartlepool CAMHS

Dover House 

1 - 5 Lynn Street 
Hartlepool, TS24 7JZ
Tel: 01429 285049

About the service

Hartlepool child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) provides assessment and appropriate treatment or intervention for children and young people up to their 18th birthday who are experiencing mental health problems, with the aim of positive mental health promotion.

The team has three main functions

  • Assessment and treatment of children and young people up to 18 years old with mental health disorders
  • Advice, support and consultation for family, carers and workers from health, social services, educational and voluntary agencies
  • Promotion of positive mental health in children and young people.

Treatments/interventions offered are evidence based and vary from individual, group and family approaches.

What do people think of our service?

We ask all the children and young people who visit our service to rate us by dropping either a green, amber or red counter into a special smiley face drop box when they visit. At the end of May 2014, more than 1,000 young people had given us a green, smiley thumbs up! 

Treatments and therapies available

Help can be offered through a variety of talking and activity based therapies:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Advice and support for parents/carers
  • Medication
  • Group therapy.

The Hartlepool CAMHS team

The Hartlepool multi-disciplinary CAMHS team, includes:

  • Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Assistant psychologist
  • Community nurses
  • Primary mental health workers
  • Family therapist
  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Team manager
  • Administrative team.

How to access the service

The service accepts referrals from young people and their families. Also with their knowledge and consent, referrals can be accepted from statutory and voluntary agencies involved in their care.

New referrals are discussed daily and if appropriate, an initial appointment will be offered to the young person, with priority given to urgent referrals.

If the referral is not appropriate for the service, the reasons for this will be communicated to the referrer/family and they may be sign posted to another more appropriate service. 

Getting to Dover House

Search on Google maps using postcode TS24 7JZ

Car parking

On site parking is available free of charge and there are other pay and display car parks nearby.