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.
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.
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.
Emotional Wellbeing in Children and Young People - e-Learning (external link)
North Lancashire - Lancaster and Morecambe
Ross Children's Centre
Tel: 01524 550650
North Lancashire - Fylde and Wyre
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre CAMHS
Whitegate Health Centre
Tel: 01253 957166
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Tel: 01254 226336/4
ELCAS Burnley General Hospital
Tel: 01282 804806
Central Lancashire - Chorley and South Ribble
CAMHS - Shawbrook House
Tel: 01772 644644
Central Lancashire - Preston
CAMHS - Ellen House
1-3 Ellen Court
Tel: 01772 777344
Central Lancashire - West Lancashire
Hillside Health Centre
Tel: 01695 684262