CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) South Staffs
We are a support service for young people aged 18 and under who live in south Staffordshire. We offer support and advice for a wide range of emotional difficulties that young people may experience.
What we do
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are often known as CAMHS. You might be asked by your GP, School or other professional if you would like help and support, or you may want to refer yourself.
CAMHS are here to help you with lots of different emotional and psychological difficulties. We have a range of professionals who work in CAMHS, such as
- Occupational Therapists,
- Doctors (known as Psychiatrists),
- Art Therapists,
- Nurses and
- Youth Workers.
We also have Family Therapists who may offer some sessions with you and your family, to help you all understand each others experiences in a more helpful way.
Are there any costs?
There are no costs to the patient.
How do I refer?
Young people under 18 years of age living in south staffordshire can self refer with the consent of their parents or carers. To self refer please complete the online form on our website.
What happens after referral?
When you are first referred to CAMHS, the team will offer you an assessment where you get the chance to discuss what things are bothering you and how CAMHS might be able to help. There will then be a discussion with you, and your parents if you want them to be involved, and with the team, to see how CAMHS may be able to help you. It may be that CAMHS then offer you some further appointments to work through some of the difficulties you might be having. Or, It may be that a different service would be better suited to helping you; if this is the case, CAMHS will provide you with this information and make any other referrals with your agreement.
What happens when I become an adult?
If needed, a transition will be made to the adult mental health team. This will be completed over a period of time and may involve some joint appointments with children’s and adult services.
Where do I find out more?
Please visit our website.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- CAMHS - South Staffordshire
01785 221 665 - Stafford Borough/South Staffs District
01785 221 665 - Cannock
01827 51183 - Tamworth
01283 505 820 - East Staffs
01543 442012 - Lichfield
- CAMHS website page
- Referral required