What is a CAMHS team?

What is a CAMHS team?

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are services that support young people with their mental health. You may also hear them called CYPMHS (Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services).

What do CAMHS crisis team do?

The team offer mental health assessment to young people presenting to hospital with acute mental health needs and/or self harm.

What are the roles and responsibilities of CAMHS?

CAMHS are specialist NHS mental health services for children and young people. They offer assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for young people who are experiencing problems with their emotions, behaviour or mental health.

Who are child and adolescent mental health services ( CAMHS )?

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provide a range of services in the local community to children, adolescents and their families with a range of difficulties that are seriously impacting on their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Who are the members of the core CAMHS team?

Core CAMHS Team. We are a multi-disciplinary team consisting of different professionals from nursing, social work, psychology, therapy and medical backgrounds. We have a CAMHS base in both Chesterfield and Buxton. We meet with young people and their families to think together about their mental health and seek solutions.

Who are the professionals that work in CAMHS?

The professionals that are employed in CAMHS include child psychiatrists, clinical and counselling psychologists, specialised social workers, psychotherapists, family therapists and specialist nurses. Our teams work together and consult with each other on a regular basis.

Is the mental health team part of the NHS?

Mental health teams are part of the NHS. They support people living in the community who have complex or serious mental health problems. This page focuses on secondary mental health teams. What they can do to help you and how you can get referred to them.