Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), support children and young people up to the age of 18.
The service helps children and young people deal with emotional, behavioural or mental health issues. These include:
- Emotional problems e.g. anxiety, depression, anger, mood swings, low self-esteem.
- Problems with behaviour e.g. violence, destructiveness, self-harm, hyper-activity, over-sexualisation and obsession.
- Relationship problems, including difficulties in the family, with friends or colleagues, in school or the community, as well as difficulties associated with attachment and loss.
- Problems with development or disability (these can be explored or signposted to the appropriate service.)
- Emotional problems linked to physical health issues e.g. difficulties with taking medication as prescribed by a doctor.
We offer lots of different kinds of support and have a wide range of people who are trained to help. These include social workers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, mental health workers and other therapists.
Who to contact
Where to go
- CAMHS Access Team, Early Help Hub
New County Hall
- TR1 3AY
- Free at point of contact
- Age ranges
- From 0 years to 18 years
- Referral required
- Referral details
Existing referrals and enquiries
Contact the Children's Services Care Management Centre on the number above.
Requests to CAMHS must be sent on the CAMHS referral form available at: www.cornwall.gov.uk/earlyhelp
- How we make our service inclusive
We offer an accessible, friendly and non judgemental service to all. We operate out of six bases throughout Cornwall and will do our best to make everyone feel comfortable.
- Staff SEND experience
Our staff are qualified and trained to a high level, everybody is supervised and we spend time reflecting on how best to help.
- How our service supports providers / schools / colleges
Our Primary Mental Health workers spend time providing consultation to schools and colleges.
- Support at key transition points
Most young people who come here do not need help by the time they are 18, for those that do, we carefully plan transition so that the correct help is there at the right time in the right way - with no gaps.
- Other local or national support
Please look at our website for our Operating Procedure - which tells you more about the service - we are always happy to answer questions about CAMHS.
- Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints
We are open to feedback and do our best to put things right when we get it wrong. If there are issues that we don't put right and about which you wish to complain, please contact Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS), Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Head Office, Fairview House, Corporation Road, BODMIN. PL31 1FB (01208 834620)
Last updated: 04/01/2017