Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service - CAMHS
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are a comprehensive range of services available within local communities, towns or cities, which provide help and treatment to children and young people who are experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties, or mental health problems, disorders and illnesses.
The teams provide a range of specialist mental health services to children, young people and their families or carers. They can help with emotional and behaviour problems, family relationship problems, effects of traumatic experiences, bullying, eating disorders, sleeping, toileting problems, anxiety and stress.
Some of these services are based in National Health Service (NHS) settings such as Child and Family Consultation Services, in-patient and outpatient departments of hospitals, in GP Surgeries and Health Centres. Others are based in educational settings such as schools, colleges and universities or in youth centres, walk-in centres for young people and counselling services.
For those with concerns about a child or a young person's mental health it might be helpful to speak to any of the following: your GP, a teacher, Head Teacher or Head of Year, School Nurse, Health Visitor, Social Worker or Youth Counselling Service for advice and referral for specialist help within these services.
CAMHS - South Staffordshire
01785 221 665 - Stafford Borough/South Staffs District
01543 479099 - Cannock
01827 51183 - Tamworth
01283 505 820 - East Staffs
01543 442012 - Lichfield
Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Service – North Staffordshire
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust website