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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

What is this service?

Severe mental illness is rare in children and young people but mental health problems are common and have a significant effect on them as individuals, their potential and their families. The most effective approach to supporting children and families involves health, social care and education working in partnership.

What Service is Provided:

A multi agency and multi disciplinary service specialising in the assessment and treatment of moderate to severe mental health difficulties that children and young people experience.

The Service Aims to:

  • Provide specialist assessment and treatments in accordance with best practice and NICE recommendations.
  • To provide appropriate information for young people and their families and for other agencies in accordance with confidentiality and consent to share protocols.
  • Consultation and liaison and training for universal and targeted services including professional carers.
  • Assessments and treatments in centres that are equipped, family friendly, non-stigmatising and culturally competent.
  • The service welcomes children, young people and their families view on service review and service development.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Telephone
01922 607400

Where to go

Address
Canalside
Abbotts Street
Bloxwich
Walsall
Postcode
WS3 3AZ

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referrals to the Specialist CAMHS Team are made by Primary Mental Health Service, GP's, Paediatricians, Social Workers and Youth Justice.

CAMHS has teams located in both Dudley and Walsall

Local Offer

Description

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a team of specialist workers with experience of helping children and young people who are experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. This includes children who live at home, those on the child protection register, those who are Looked After, and those in fostering or adoptive placements.

Contact Name
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Contact Telephone
01922 607400
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