How do I contact CAMHS?
Call the Speak CAMHS Helpline Parents and carers can also call the helpline if they’re concerned about your mental health. Call 0800 328 4444 and choose Option 2 for CAMHS.
Can you go to CAMHS privately?
Our friendly, warm and highly-experienced psychiatrists offer private CAMHS assessments and treatment plans for young people experiencing a wide range of mental health concerns. You can visit our conditions’ pages to better understand the help we provide and how it can support your child.
How do I get my Child into CAMHS?
The first step to getting help from CAMHS is usually that you will be referred for a CAMHS assessment. This referral can come from your parents/carers, a teacher, GP, or yourself if you are old enough (depending on where you live).
Is CAMHS free?
CAMHS stands for Child and adolescent mental health services. It’s a free service run by your local NHS and is made up of medical and mental health professionals. CAMHS can help if you’re going through mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, hearing voices, self-harm, or suicidal thoughts.
Will CAMHS give me medication?
Child psychiatrists are the only CAMHS professionals who can prescribe medication if it is needed. Sometimes specially trained CAMHS nurses may prescribe for some illnesses (e.g. like ADHD).
Will CAMHS tell my parents?
Remember you don’t have to tell your parents or carers anything about your sessions that you don’t want to, including what you talk about with your therapist. If they try and insist that you tell them, or on coming to your sessions, you can ask CAMHS to explain this to them.
What is CAMHS?
CAMHS is a comprehensive support for families and their children from birth to 18 years. CAMHS is staffed by multi-disciplinary teams which include CAMHS Practitioners, Nurses, Child Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, and other professionals who work with children and young people.
How is the CAMHS SPOA delivered in North Wales?
The delivery of the CAMHS SPoA is underpinned by the same principles in all teams across North Wales, however the protocol followed by individual SPoAs may differ in local teams where service improvement methods are being tested or local variations require an alternative approach.
How do I refer a child to CAMHS?
The child or young person must be between 0 and 18 years and whose permanent address is normally in North Wales. A request is recorded on a “Specialist CAMHS Access Request Form” which is completed by the referrer or administration team receiving the request. CAMHS are unable to accept direct referrals from parents/carers or young people.
How many CAMHS teams does Betsi Cadwaladr University have?
There are 5 specialist CAMHS teams across Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board: Phones are operated: Monday to Friday 09: 00-17: 00