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Mental Health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides two levels of support to children and young people facing mental health difficulties or illness. Secondary CAMHS is designed to step in when universal health services and our Primary CAMHS team cannot meet a child or young person's needs. The Specialist CAMHS team work with young people where both universal and targeted support has been unable to meet their needs, and long-term support is required.  


Understanding Mental Capacity

The Mental Capacity Act is supported by 5 key principles: