Our 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.
Single point of contact for Teesside CAMHS services
The child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) across Teesside has a single point of access for referrals and self-referrals to CAMHS services – 0300 013 2000.
To speak to a mental health nurse about any concerns you have about a child or young person’s mental health or emotional wellbeing, call 0300 013 2000 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays).
Option 1 – CAMHS Training
Option 2 – Middlesbrough CAMHS and learning disability CAMHS
Option 3 – Redcar CAMHS and learning disability CAMHS
Option 4 – Hartlepool CAMHS and learning disability CAMHS
Option 5 – Stockton CAMHS and learning disability CAMHS
Option 7 – Community eating disorders team
The service is available to anyone with concerns including parents, carers, school staff, health professionals and GPs, and children and young people worried about their own mental health.
You will be able to chat with a mental health nurse about your worries and concerns and the nurse can then consider the most appropriate next steps to best support the child or young person. Help and support can come in many forms including self-help guidance, signposting to appropriate support services in the voluntary and third party sectors, or referral into NHS child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
If the nurse signposts a child or young person to a support organisation, the nurse will contact the relevant organisation direct on the family’s behalf to explain the concerns and to make sure the link is made so support is offered.