CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
CAMHS is the name for the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. You might also see CYPMHS used which stands for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services.
Most CAMHS services work with the whole family to support a young person's health.
This might mean asking parents/carers to come along to assessment and treatment appointments, depending on your age and what level of involvement you want your parent(s)/carer(s) to have.
Parents and carers can also ask CAMHS staff questions at any point in the assessment or treatment. You or your parents may want to know:
Where to look for support while you're on the CAMHS waiting list: