Signposting - Health & wellbeing - Mental health - CAMHS

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CAMHS

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The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS - sometimes known as PCAMHS) provides support for children and young people between up to the age of 18 who are experiencing emotional and psychological problems including anger issues, self harming, eating disorders and depression.


CAMHS services come in all shapes and sizes, and tend to be made up of lots of different mental health professionals all working together to help young people and their families where there are mental health problems. Interventions range from brief contacts to intensive therapy over a long period of time.

Referrals to CAMHS are usually made by GPs, social workers and other lead professionals. You can find out more from the Children & Young People's Trust Stakeholder Partnership [website]. From October 2017 in Wiltshire, parent carers and young people can ‘self-refer’ to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service using an online referrals form. For further information, please click here

There is also a range of helpful information leaflets provided by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, including Who's who in CAMHS.