Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (or CAMHS) is a service that works with children and young people (and their families) up to the age of 16 when they have problems which have a serious effect on their daily life - this can include things like anxiety, depression, eating difficulties and coping with traumatic experiences.
- Initial assessment (called a Choice appointment) to talk about issues and problems
- If it is agreed that CAMHS can help then a follow-up appointment (called a Partnership appointment) is arranged to talk about the issues and problems in more depth
- Support and therapeutic interventions are then provided by a team of specialists; this may include Child Psychiatrists, Child Psychologists, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, Specialist Nurses, Family Therapists, Learning Disability Nurses and Mental Health Practitioners.
How to Access the Service:
Referrals can be made into CAMHS by a health professional, Social Worker or school.
All referrals and first appointments are dealt with by the CART Team. St Helens CAMHS patients are also seen at the following address:
CART, Birch Unit, Peasley Cross Hospital, St Helens. Tel: 01925 579 405 Fax: 01925 664 191
Wellcroft CAMHS, Wellcroft Centre, Wellcroft Road, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 7TA
Type of Organisation:
statutory (Five Borough Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
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