Child And Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Sheffield's Child And Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides a specialist service to children and young people up to the age of 16 who are experiencing difficulties which are seriously impacting on their mental health and emotional wellbeing. This includes treatment and support to those experiencing eating disorders (such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating) and self-injury/self-harm.
Patients can be seen and helped in a number of ways from consultations through to staying at their inpatient facilities. They also have a 24 hour, seven-day-a-week psychiatric on-call service.
CAMHS offer a range of different services:
- The Becton Centre for Children and Young People is a state-of-the-art centre for children and young adults aged up to 18 with serious and complex mental health issues.
- The Community CAMHS Teams have two bases at different locations in the city to make it easier for people to see them: Beighton Community CAMHS at the Becton Centre and Centenary Community CAMHS in Upperthorpe.
- The Child and Adolescent Learning Disability and Mental Health Team sees a particular group of children and young people with moderate, severe and profound learning disabilities and who may be experiencing a range of emotional and/or mental health difficulties in the community.
- The Vulnerable Children's Team who work into multi agency settings for Looked after Children and youth offending.
The multidisciplinary teams consist of psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, family therapists, art psychotherapists and administrative staff who offer clinic-based assessment and treatment, group work and school observations.
Referrals are through a GP, educational psychologist, social worker, paediatrician or the clinical psychology department at The Childrens Hospital, Sheffield.
The CAMHS team have also developed the Epic Friends website for young people who think their friends may have mental health problems.
Location: Centenary House
Street: 55 Albert Terrace Rd
Postcode: S6 3BR