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CAMHS

About:

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.

Services Provided:

  • 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

Address:

Wellcroft CAMHS, Wellcroft Centre, Wellcroft Road, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 7TA

Tel:

0151 489 6137

Website:

www.5boroughspartnership.nhs.uk/internalKey.aspx?PageID=4930

E-Mail:

5bp-tr.camhs-referral@nhs.net

Type of Organisation:

statutory (Five Borough Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
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