Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS - North)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides outpatient assessments, support and treatment for children and young people up to the age of 18 experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems.

The service works to provide them with a greater knowledge of their condition and improve coping techniques. We provide help to children and to the wider family, including those with living with foster parents, adopted children and young people living in children's homes.

Who to contact

Telephone
01234 893301 01234 893301
E-mail
elft.spoebedfordshire@nhs.net
Website
CAMHS (North)
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Notes

The service may see children and adolescents on their own, with their parents or with their family, and may also see parents on their own. Children, adolescents and their families referred to the service may be experiencing different kinds of problems. These may include:

  • Eating difficulties
  • Emotional feelings such as those of unhappiness and loneliness
  • Fears and anxieties
  • Parents having problems managing their children or feeling that their own difficulties are affecting their children
  • Relationship problems
  • Traumatic experiences

The service is also available to help children, adolescents and their families with mental health issues related to physical or learning disabilities. The service consists of a multi-disciplinary team which offers a range of expertise including:

  • Art Psychotherapists
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Nurse Specialists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers 
  • Other Child & Adolescent Clinicians

Where to go

Name
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Address
9, Rush Court
Bedford
Postcode
MK40 3JT
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Availability

Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals can be made by GPs, healthcare professionals, schools and colleges.
Please complete this CAMHS referral form for professionals. Ideally, this will be completed in collaboration with the young person, parent, or carer. This will enable us to decide how best to help the client and their family.  Completed referral forms should be emailed to elft.spoebedfordshire@nhs.net

Young people or parents/carers who live in Bedfordshire and Luton will be able to self-refer to their CAMHS service. Please complete the online self referral form.
The team will screen all referrals for risk and need. For any referrals that we are unable to accept during these challenging times, support will be provided in the form of psychoeducation and self-help.

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Last Updated

Last updated: 21/11/2023