Our service

CAMHS stands for child and adolescent mental health services.

We work with children and young people from 0-18 year’s, and are a first point of contact to any individual who is concerned about a child or young person’s emotional wellbeing.

Our services promote positive emotional health and wellbeing.

We will work with you and your family when you are feeling sad, worried or troubled.

We provide a range of activities and interventions that help promote and develop young people’s skills, and their family relationships.

We provide techniques for positive parenting, and support other professionals who provide support to children and young people in mental health promotion, early recognition and early prevention of problems.

Direct face-to-face work

Young people who experience emotional wellbeing difficulties may be offered any one or a combination of the following interventions:

  • Individual or group support
  • Family support
  • Supportive work with parents
  • Support to other professionals that work with you

Education and training

We provide education and training to families and professionals who provide support to children and young people.

If you would like any training information, please ask your worker for details.

Our aim is to compliment and enhance knowledge of issues which impact upon the children and young people’s social and emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Consultation – advice and support

This can be by:

  • telephone
  • face-to-face

We provide on-going support for all children and young people and any professionals that work within that area.

How to contact us

In the first instance contact team secretary: 0191 5945770

Useful self-help websites

Leaflet reference: L728
Version: V2
Date last updated: 04 / 2017
Archive date: 04 / 2020