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CAMHS Services

The purpose of CCAMHS is to promote emotional health and wellbeing and improve the mental health of 0-18 year olds on the Island. The team is multi-disciplinary and works island-wide.

CCAMHS provides the following interventions to children, young people and their families, as well as to any professional working with them: 

  • Signposting to other services
  • Consultation to professionals
  • Joint working with other professionals
  • Direct therapeutic interventions with children, young people and their families including individual, group and family work
  • Training workshops for professionals 

Involvement from this service could result in all or some of the above, depending on the needs of the individual referred and the wider support package already in place. When a positive outcome from short term intervention is likely we can offer Primary Mental Health input. When a longer term intervention is likely to be required Secondary Mental Health input is available. We also offer Inreach/Outreach services when an intensive intervention is required to prevent inpatient admission or reduce the person’s length of stay. 

Further information about the above interventions, including a leaflet about CCAMHS consultation, is available on request. Please contact the service for more information about how to access training workshops on mental health difficulties experienced by children and young people. 

Examples of the kinds of difficulties you might seek a Community CAMHS intervention for: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Conduct disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Deliberate self harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic attachment difficulties
  • Sexually problematic behaviours 

We recognise that mental health issues can often occur alongside other difficulties (e.g. substance misuse, neurodevelopmental difficulties, learning disabilities). In these circumstances, we will provide intervention for the mental health issue. 

All accepted referrals receive an initial assessment, when information is gathered from the referrer, other professionals and/or the child and family as needed.

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