Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

 

CAMHS provide a specialist mental health service for children and young people aged 0 – 18 (up to 19 for young people with additional needs), who may be experiencing a range of mental health problems.

 

CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary service.  The teams include: consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, support workers, occupational therapists, psychological therapists including family therapists and art therapists, primary mental health link workers, and specialist substance misuse workers. 

 

More information is available on the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust website.

 

Single Point of Access for CAMHS (SPoA)

 

CAMHS are now offering one number for schools and practitioners to use if they have a concern about a young person's emotional or mental health. Professionals can also use this number if they need advice or guidance in how to support a young person and their family but are uncertain about which service may best meet their needs.

 

Call and speak to a member of the CAMHS team on:

0300 1245012

 

Primary Mental Health Link Workers 

 

The CAMHS teams each have primary Mental Health Link Workers who can provide information and support to schools and other settings.

The Primary Mental Health Link Workers (PMHLWs) in the team provide the majority of consultation to Universal (tier 1) and Targeted Services (tier 2) where a child or young person is not known to specialist CAMHS. The PMHLWs can be contacted via the local community Specialist CAMHS Team:

 

CAMHS West : Taunton

Foundation House, Taunton, TA2 7PQ 

Tel: 01823 368368 Email:

CAMHS East - Yeovil/Wells

Balidon Centre, 56 Preston Road, Yeovil BA20 2BX

Tel: 01935 384140 Email:

Priory House, Priory Health Park, Glastonbury Road, Wells  BA5 1XL

Tel: 01749 836561 Email: