The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) helps children and young people 0 - 18 years who have been referred by another healthcare professional.
CAMHS sees young people from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The service also links with other children’s services to offer a multi-agency approach.
The team is made up of doctors, nurses and therapists who specialise in child mental health. The support we provide varies according to need, from a one-off appointment to a programme of on-going care which lasts until the child or young person feels better and is felt to be safe. We provide a range of services including initial assessments, therapy, group work, emergency assessments and inpatient care.
Referrals should be made if it's thought the child or young person has mental health difficulties at a level which requires specialist support. At present, referrals are accepted from GPs, hospital and community doctors, social workers and education psychologists. Other professionals in health services may refer only in conjunction with the GP.
CAMHS provide a range of services including:
- mental health assessments and intervention
- therapeutic work, group work, family work
- emergency assessments and inpatient care
- advice and consultation to other professionals involved in the child's care