CAMHS provides a comprehensive assessment and treatment service for a wide range of problems related to mental health in those under the age of 18.
- These problems can include; fear and anxiety, depression and low mood, behavioural problems, eating disorders and early onset psychosis. As a service, we work with young people individually; parents and / or carers; and whole families. We also work in close liaison with other professionals who are involved with young people (such as social workers, teachers and medical staff).
- CAMHS offers different types of help for young people. You may sit and talk, complete practical activities, answer some questions or be given some puzzles to solve.
The services that can be accessed through CAMHS include:
- Family Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Decider Skills
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
- Developmental and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) assessment and treatment
- Parental Support Group
How can I access the service?
- You are normally referred to CAMHS through your school nurse or GP; you cannot refer yourself to the service. CAMHS will first send out a letter to you to inform you that the referral has been accepted and asking you to contact the service to arrange a first appointment. You will also receive a questionnaire and an information form to fill out and send back to us. After your first appointment you and a member of the CAMHS team will decide if treatment is necessary and when this will be.
For information packs on each of the services CAMHS provides or for further enquiries, please visit the Gov.gg webpage – https://www.gov.gg/CAMHS