Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provide help and treatment for children, young people and their families, who are experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties, including mental health problems or disorders.

This specialist multi-disciplinary service involves a range of professionals, usually based within a health setting and with clinical leads from consultant psychiatrists and psychologists. 

Requests for involvement to the service can be made by any child care professional.  However a current common assessment framework (CAF) needs to be open to ensure that this service is only requested for children and young people that have more specific and specialist needs.

Information for referrers

The leaflets below outline and clarify referral into CAMHS and Child Psychological Services:

If you are concerned about the emotional well being of a child or young person you are working with, you can contact your local CAMHS team for advice.

Emotional health services for children who are looked after or adopted

SCAYT+ is an integral part of the Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Lancashire and supports children and young people who are looked after or adopted.


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Lancashire - Q and A  (PDF 295KB)

Lancashire Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Specification - 2012 to 2014 (PDF 85KB)


Emotional Wellbeing in Children and Young People - e-Learning (external link)


North Lancashire - Lancaster and Morecambe

Ross Children's Centre
Euston Road
LA4 5LE  

Tel: 01524 550650

North Lancashire - Fylde and Wyre

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre CAMHS
Whitegate Health Centre
Whitegate Drive
FY3 9ES  

Tel: 01253 957166

East Lancashire

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Whalley Road

Tel: 01254 226336/4

East Lancashire

ELCAS Burnley General Hospital
Casterton Avenue
BB10 2PQ

Tel: 01282 804806

Central Lancashire - Chorley and South Ribble

CAMHS - Shawbrook House
Balcarres Road
PR25 3ED

Tel: 01772 644644

Central Lancashire - Preston

CAMHS - Ellen House
1-3 Ellen Court

Tel: 01772 777344

Central Lancashire - West Lancashire

Westgate House
Hillside Health Centre
Tanhouse Road

Tel: 01695 684262