CAMHS

Child and adolescent mental health services

These are services that offer help for children and young people with emotional, behavioural or other mental health difficulties.  

They range from Universal CAMHS which is the care that anybody provides to help with these issues through to Targeted (also known as tier 2 CAMHS) and Specialist CAMHS (also known as tier 3 and 4 CAMHS).  

Targeted services provide help for children and young people in early difficulty or with less severe presentations.  

Specialist CAMHS provides assessment and treatment for moderate and severe problems, up to and including in patient care (tier 4 CAMHS).

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