Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services or CAMHS provide a service to children and young people up to the age of 18 years. We have 3 teams, one in the Northern Sector, based in Londonderry and two in the Southern Sector. The Southern Sector CAMHS provide clinics in the Omagh base, Rivendell and in the Erne Health Centre, Enniskillen.
The multidisciplinary teams are made up of Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Worker and Clinical Nurse Specialists. The service works closely with agencies statutory and voluntary agencies.
Our CAMHS team have developed information for young people to explain what to expect if they are using the services and to answer some questions they may have:
The purpose of this Integrated Care Pathway is to tell multi-disciplinary and multi-agency care providers of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), children and young people and their parents/carers what should be expected at any point along the journey of care in CAMHS. The ‘Welcome to CAMHS’ leaflet is a shorter version that may be more easily understood.
The Regional Care Pathway for the Treatment of Eating Disorders outlines what people can expect if they are referred for treatment and provides a summary of clinical advice derived from evidence based practice. It also includes information to assist people with self-care and accessing other supports before during and after treatment.
Specialist CAMHS services are part of a wider network of service provision to support children and young people who have emotional, behaviour and mental health difficulties. Click here to read guidance which aims to support the standardization of referral criteria for Specialist CAMHS services across Northern Ireland.
- Think About These
- Young Minds Matter
- Integrated Care Pathway
- Welcome to CAMHS Leaflet
- Regional Care Pathway for Treatment of Eating Disorders
- Specialist CAMHS Services Guidance
- A Young Persons Guide to CAMHS in Northern Ireland
- A Young Persons Guide to CAHMS – Rivendale
- A Young Persons Guide to CAMHS – Woodlea