Your guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and is how the NHS assesses and treats young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
You count as a child or adolescent if you’re under 18, however some CAMHS services have an upper age limit of 16 while others will only allow 16-18 year olds to use their service if they’re still in full time education.
In this booklet you’ll find helpful information about CAMHS and how to prepare for your first visit.
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