Community CAMHS

A boy and an older man talking to a member of staff Community CAMHS provides support for children and young people across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.

We work with children and young people from the age of 0-18 years, and their families and carers.

The young people we work with may be experiencing severe or complex mental health problems and neuro-developmental disorders. These have a significant impact on the child’s development and cause distress to the child and their carers.


We have bases at Pebble Bridge in Nottingham, Lindsay Close in Mansfield, 65 Northgate in Newark-on-Trent and the Langold Clinic in Worksop. However, most of our work takes place at different places in the community.

 

What we offer

We offer a range of support and treatment options.A young boy and his mother talking to a member of staff

Professionals in CAMHS work together with children, young people and their families to try to overcome their difficulties using evidence-based treatments.

Together, we create goals and keep track of how the child or young person is doing to make sure the support is helping, with regular reviews to think about treatment options. Children and young people may need different types of treatment depending on their age and developmental stage.

The service also offers information and support evenings for parents and carers of young people who self- harm, and non-violent resistance sessions for parents and carers to allow them to confidently de-escalate conflict at home.

Our staff

The Community CAMHS teams are made up of community psychiatric nurses, therapists, family support workers, specialist practitioners, peer support workers, psychologists, non-medical prescribers and psychiatrists.

The patient journey

The first appointment will be an assessment to see what support is needed. A worker will be allocated to the child or young person and further appointments will be arranged if they are needed.

If we aren’t the right people to help, we will direct the child or young person to the right service.

The child or young person will be involved in the planning of their care as well as decisions about discharging them from the service. If the young person stays in the service until they are 17 years and 6 months, they will be supported in the transition to adult mental health services.

Services

There are lots of different services which make up CAMHS. To find out more about each individual service, see below or visit one of the pages in the menu on the left.

Forensic Community CAMHS

We run the East Midlands Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (FCAMHS) in partnership with St Andrew's Healthcare.

You can find out about the service on the St Andrew's Healthcare website.

What About Me (WAM) Service

WAM provide 1-1 support to children and young people affected by somebody else's mental health and/or substance use. We provide our service in the community which means we can see you at a place that is convenient and nearby for you. 

 

Service opening hours

1-1 support provided Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm 

 

Accessing our service

Children and young people can get in touch with us themselves, or a family member can contact us. Call 0115 9691300 ext 16499 or email wam.team@nottshc.nhs.uk.

 

Help in a crisis 

If you or the person you are concerned about are currently known to the team, please contact us on 0115 9691300 ext 16499. If you or the person you are concerned about are not known to this team, please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency attend your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

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