CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. They are a specialist NHS service offering assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioral or mental health difficulties.

Your child might be referred to CAMHS if they are finding it hard to cope with family life, school or the wider world.

Types of problems CAMHS can help with include;

  • violent or angry behaviour
  • depression
  • eating difficulties
  • low self-esteem
  • anxiety
  • obsessions or compulsions
  • sleep problems
  • self-harming and the effects of abuse or traumatic events

If you are worried about your child a good first step is to talk to a professional who knows them well. This might be a teacher, social worker or GP. They will be able to tell you  about possible courses of action, and will often be able to refer your child direct to CAMHS should that prove necessary.

In many cases referral to CAMHS will not be necessary and the professional will be able to offer advice, treatment or tell you about other services that may be able to help you.



Contact details:

1 Armstrong Way  
Southall UB2 4SA

T 1: 020 8354 8160
Click here to visit CAMHS's website.

Disabled Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair access: Yes
Age Range : 5 - 18 year olds