Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
The Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service is working with Specialist CAMHS to ensure that young people receive the most appropriate service for their current needs.
CAMHS help children and young people, their families and carers when someone is experiencing emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties. They provide services across locations, such as GP surgeries, clinics, hospitals and schools, to support young people experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and psychosis.
All CAMHS staff are trained to help your child to acknowledge and understand why they might be feeling and behaving in a certain way, and support them in their recovery to overcome these difficulties with the most appropriate course of treatment.
For more information about CAMHS please visit: www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/Sussex-CAMHS
If you need to make an URGENT referral (4 hour response):
If a young person is at immediate risk of taking their own life or is showing severe psychotic symptoms:
- CAMHS Duty Clinician – 10.00 to 19.00 weekdays - 0300 304 0061
- Urgent Help Team – 17.00 to 20.00 weekdays and 10.00 to 18.00 weekends and bank holidays – 01444 472670 or 07788564997
- Consultant Child Psychiatrist – 17.00 to 19.00 weekdays and 24 hours weekends and bank holidays – 01323 440022