Guide to Transition for Parents and Carers

A guide on the transition from Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to adult services.


This guide explains what happens when young people receiving help from Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are reaching an age when they need to move from CAMHS, and get the support they need from adult services. This process is called transition. Transition is an important change for young people who are using these services, and also for their families, and often happens at a time when lots of other things are changing in the young person’s life.

If you are the parent or carer of a young person who will soon be moving on from CAMHS, this guide should be of help to you. It gives information about what should be happening for the young person, what help you can get if you provide care to the young person and a bit about the laws that apply. 

Download a digital version.

To order 5000 or more copies or to have your order shipped outside of the UK please contact YoungMinds: 


Phone: 020 7089 5050

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