CAMHS Tier 2 & 3 Community Services

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CAMHS stands for 'Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services'. CAMHS exists to promote the mental health and psychological wellbeing of children and young people.

What we do

They provide high quality, multidisciplinary mental health services for all children and young people with mental health problems and disorders to ensure effective assessment, treatment and support, for them and their families.

'Mental health' can include our feelings (or emotions) and behaviour as well as our thoughts and views of the world.

CAMHS aims to do this:

  • By supporting positive mental health through support to other professionals such as youth workers, teachers, social workers, GPs and school nurses

  • By working in partnership with other agencies to ensure care, support and monitoring as necessary

  • By offering assessment and treatment for children and young people referred with mental health and emotional needs and supporting their families

  • By referring children and young people and their families to other services where appropriate, including community-based services such as Young Carers

  • By providing specialist services for children and young people with serious, complex or persistent difficulties

How to access the service

The Teams can be accessed by a process of referral we receive referrals from a wide range of sources including GPs, Social Care, Paediatricians, other CAMHS teams, Educational Psychologists, Head teachers, school nurses supported by CAF.

We are currently in the process of exploring self referral to the teams

Advice/support/signposting can always be given by contacting the team.

How to contact us:

Chorley & South Ribble CAMHS
Shawbrook House
Balcarres Road
PR25 3ED
Tel: 01772 644644 

Fylde & Wyre CAMHS
Whitegate Drive Health Centre
Whitegate Drive
Tel: 01253 957166

Lancaster & Morecambe CAMHS
Ross Centre
Euston Road
Tel: 01524 550650

Preston CAMHS
Ellen House1-3 Ellen Court
PrestonPR1 7RH
Tel: 01772 777344

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Services are provided mainly in the clinic settings. But some young people are seen in satellite clinics, school, the home environment, GPs surgeries, Children's centres etc.


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