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CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

What is CAMHS?

CAMHS stands for child and adolescent mental health services. They are the NHS service that offers support and treatment for children and young people, aged up to 18 years old, who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing and their families. 

They help young people with some of the following problems or difficulties:

  • Feelings of sadness, low mood or depression
  • Obsessive thoughts and behaviours such as having to check or repeat things
  • Anxiety issues, including panic attacks
  • Self-harm and thoughts of hurting themselves
  • Suicidal thoughts or thoughts that “I don’t want to be here anymore”
  • Problems with eating and food
  • Long standing difficulties with coping after a scary and traumatic event.
  • We also can give parents and carers of children and young people advice on how to support their child with the difficulties they are experiencing.

Who is it for?

Children and young people living in Barnsley under 18 year old and their families

How do I access the service?

If you’re a professional, a young person aged 16 to 17 or a parent or carer of a child or young person under the age of 18, you can contact Barnsley CAMHS on 01226 644829, you will then be transferred to the Single Point of Access team.

Who to contact

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Where to go

Child and Adolescent Unit, New Street Health Centre
Upper New Street
South Yorkshire
S70 1LP
Last updated on 08/11/2021
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