Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) help children and young people up to the age of 18 who have problems with their thoughts or feelings.
If someone like a teacher or your doctor is worried about you, they can write to CAMHS to see if we can help you. This is called making a referral. The person who is going to write to us has to get your permission first. As long as we think you’re able to decide, it’s up to you whether or not we let your parents know.
Talk to your parents or carers, or an adult you trust, if you’re having trouble with your thoughts or feelings. Find out more here.
Most children who get help from CAMHS see one of our community teams. This normally means you’ll come to see us for weekly appointments at one of our bases, at a health centre or at your school.
We have lots of people working for us who can help you in different ways. These include:
We’ll talk to you about what your problems are and together we’ll make some goals. This might be things you want to do or targets you want to reach. We’ll give you some treatment to help you. This might be talking through your problems, or taking medicine if you need it.
As well as our community teams, we have some teams which work on other difficulties. These include:
For more information about CAMHS visit www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/camhs