The Darlington community team is based at the Mulberry Centre:
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Darlington, DL3 6HX
Tel: 01325 736350
About the Darlington community team for children and young people
The Darlington CAMHS team provides a service for children and young people up to the age of 18 who may be experiencing a mental health problem, including ADHD. The team also:
- Provides support and consultation for family members, carers and workers from health, social services and educational or voluntary services
- Promotes positive mental health in children and young people.
A wide range of treatments and therapies may be offered, including:
- Play therapy
- Family work
- Mindfulness based therapy
- Group work.
The Darlington CAMHS team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists, working alongside an administrative team.
How to access the Darlington community team for children and young people
The child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) across County Durham and Darlington has a single point of access for referrals and self-referrals to CAMHS services. To contact the team please email email@example.com or call 0300 1239296.
Most children and young people are referred to the service by GPs but referrals are accepted from other health professionals, health visitors, school nurses/counsellors, social services, voluntary services or other services working with children and young people.
When a referral is received, an appointment with the team will be sent out and in some circumstances a member of the team may telephone prior to an appointment being made.
The team aims to see the patient as soon as possible, however the wait should be no more than four weeks for an initial appointment.