CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) South Staffs
We are a support service for young people aged 18 and under. We offer support and advice for a wide range of emotional difficulties that young people may experience.
There are many people that work within CAMHS, such as:
- youth workers
- very friendly reception staff
There are a number of sub teams that you may come across, including:
- That Place in Burton on Trent
- Primary Mental Health Team in Seisdon area
- Paediatric Psychology
- CAMHS Eating Disorders
- CAMHS Outreach team
Are there any costs?
There are no costs to the patient.
How do I refer?
Young people under 18 years of age can self refer with the consent of their parents or carers. To self refer please complete the online form on our website.
A range of professionals can also refer to the CAMHS Service, such as, GPs, school nurses, local support teams and counselling services, using the CAMHS Referral Form
What happens after referral?
The referral is screened by the CAMHS Team.
If the referral is accepted a letter will be sent to the parent/guardian/young person and the referrer to offer a first appointment. Following the first appointment, a second appointment will be sent to be seen by the most appropriate clinician depending on the reason for referral. Treatment times also vary depending on the reason for referral.
If the referral is not accepted, depending on the reasons for this, we may contact the parent/guardian/young person or referrer for more information, or for consent to signpost the referral to an appropriate service.
Who will we see?
Our CAMHS team is made up of of:
- Social workers
- Art therapists
- Assistant psychologists
The reason for referral will determine which clinician the young person will see.
What happens when I come to the service?
At your first appointment, the clinician will gather more information.
From this we will hold a discussion with the wider CAMHS team so we can appoint the most appropriate clinician to work with you.
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/Lichfield
01827 51183 - Tamworth
01283 505 820 - East Staffs
- CAMHS website page
- Referral required