1 – 5 Lynn Street
Tel: 0300 013 2000 – option 4 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays).
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.
About the service
Hartlepool child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) provides assessment and treatment or intervention for children and young people up to their 18th birthday who are experiencing mental health problems.
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 vary from individual, group and family approaches.
What do people think of our service?
“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.”
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
- 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
On site parking is available free of charge and there are other pay and display car parks nearby.