Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

We work with children and young people with a range of moderate to severe mental health needs including anxiety, low mood, depression, self-harm, obsessive-compulsive disorders, psychosis and the effects of trauma.

We are a friendly multidisciplinary service that assesses them when their difficulties have become hard to manage and/or where there are concerns about their behaviour or emotional wellbeing. We offer a range of therapeutic interventions which focus on problems and thinking about things in a different way together.

Our approach is to work in an open, collaborative and supportive way with children, young people and their families who may be offered:

  • Assessment and planned individualised treatment programmes for children and young people experiencing severe persistent mental health problems and disorders
  • Assessment, treatment and support for children and young people with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or complex health care needs and their families
  • Family appointments to think about ways to resolve problems together
  • Individual therapy for young people to help them understand their feelings better and find new ways of coping
  • Medication may be prescribed by a child and adolescent psychiatrist
  • Mental health assessment and support
  • Working closely with, and offer support for, other professionals about how best to help individual children and young people

Who to contact

0300 555 5810 0300 555 5810
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
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Where to go

City Care Centre
Thorpe Road


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Age Ranges
Up to 17 years
Referral Details

We accept referrals for children and young people up to 17 years old who are experiencing:

  • Feeling low or more than usually worried
  • Feeling more than normally anxious
  • Obsessive habits that can't be stopped, such as obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Thinking about deliberate self harm
  • Major eating problems, such as anorexia nervosa
  • Having lots of worrying thoughts about themselves or others
  • Psychosis
  • Mental health problems with associated behavioural difficulties, such as worrying levels of conflict or fights

And where primary care or other health and support services have been unable to resolve these issues.

More SEND Information


Peterborough Community CAMHS is provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Children’s Business Unit and is part of the core CAMHS pathway.  We have a wide range of clinicians and other professionals so that we are able to respond to specific needs including:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Family therapists
  • Mental health practitioners
  • Administrative support staff


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