Who we are
CAMHS is the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
. It exists to promote emotional well-being and to deliver preventative mental health services and treatment to children and young people with mental health problems.
CAMHS is a partnership between Surrey County Council, Surrey’s Primary Care Trusts, the NHS and voluntary organisations.
What we do
We work in different ways with people, depending on their needs.
We support teachers, youth workers and people working with young people
- By giving training and advice around how to spot mental health difficulties
- By offering advice about how to create an environment that helps prevent emotional difficulties developing
We employ specialist mental health workers
- To work with children and young people with mild or moderate mental health difficulties
- And to support their parents and carers
We work with psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and community nurses to provide specialist services
- To support children and young people with complex mental health difficulties
- And to support their family and carers
Some children or young people need very specialist treatment. This support may involve hospital care.