Hello and welcome to the Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service website. I am going to give you an audio tour so that I can help direct you to what you are looking for, and tell you about all the awesome bits that are available right here.
Helping with emotional wellbeing and mental health
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are an NHS service that aims to help young people up to the age of 18 who are finding it hard to manage their emotional and psychological health, and who are suffering with acute, chronic and severe mental health problems.
CAMHS have community teams of staff across the Hampshire area that have expertise in working with children/young people with complex mental health difficulties and their families/carers. Our staff also have expertise in working with children and young people from vulnerable groups and their networks. This includes children in care, young people involved with the criminal justice system, children with learning disabilities and those with eating disorders. There is likely to be a clinic near you.
If you are worried about a young person please refer to the specific guidance on the website in relation to the different mental health difficulties that they may be experiencing. This will give tips, help and guidance on whether a referral to CAMHS may be helpful: click here.
Hampshire CAMHS have a free to download copy of our young persons information booklet called, “Best Version of You”. This is a helpful guide for those in adolescence, to learn useful skills to manage their mental health, and the day to day challenges that can impact on this. This is currently available in both English and Ukrainian.
There are a number of different clinical and professional staff who are trained and experienced in working with young people, and their families. Hampshire Specialist CAMHS aim to help a young person build skills of their own and achieving their potential and getting the most out of their life.
To find out more check out our service go to ‘About Us‘ section.
Hampshire Specialist CAMHS services are provided by Sussex Partnership. To find out more about the other services that they provide, and where the Hampshire clinics are based, click here.