CAMHS Youth Team

The CAMHS youth team has been set up to support young adults as they approach 18 years old and discharge from CAMHS.

Our vision:

To support young adults to transition successfully out of CAMHS whether this be to adult mental health services or back to the care of the GP incorporating the core values and beliefs of youth work.

Who we are:

The team is made up of professionally qualified youth workers who are experts in supporting a young person’s personal, social and educational development. Youth Workers support the young person to develop their voice, influence and place in society, and acquire skills and competencies to realise their full potential.

CAMHS Youth Team leaflet front page

CAMHS Youth Team - Leaflet.pdf [pdf] 3MB

CAMHS Youth Team Screening Questionnaire

To get in contact with the CAMHS Youth Team, please download, complete and send the screening questionnaire below to whcnhs.camhsyouth@nhs.net

CAMHS Youth Team - Screening Questionnaire [pdf] 100KB

Alternatively, please fill out the screening questionnaire online:

CAMHS Youth Team - Online Screening Questionnaire

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is very important to CAMHS - all the information given in CAMHS appointments is confidential. Usually only the person who made the referral and the GP will know about the appointments.

The team will only share information about young people when we feel it is absolutely necessary, and the clinicians will always explain what information is being shared and why.

Sometimes it can be helpful to share information, for example with schools or other health staff.

The CAMHS clinician will discuss the information to be shared and ask children, young people and their families/carers for consent to share. Sometimes young people do not want to share their information with their parents/carers. This can be identified in the referral. The CAMHS clinician will discuss this with the young person to understand more about their circumstances and assess whether they are competent to make that decision for themselves.

If there are concerns that a child or young person may be at risk of harm, CAMHS will always share this information with the relevant agencies, though we would hope to inform the child or young person and their family/carers about the referral and the reasons for this.

If you are unsure about anything, please ask the team.

Help and resources

If you are a child or young people please visit the our information section to find out more about feelings and emotions.

Give us your feedback

CAMHS Services Friends and Family Survey

We are always looking for feedback on our services and we would love to hear from you. 

You can complete the quick CAMHS feedback survey here.

 If you have any queries please contact Kerry McFarlane, Patient Experience Lead - whcnhs.patientexperience@nhs.net.  Many thanks