Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Welcome to CAMHS

We support young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.

How can we help?

Our organisations is called Oxford Health, but don’t worry, you’re in the right place.

We provide physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Look after yourself

Get help now

You can make a referral for yourself or someone you care for in a number of ways, depending on where you live. 

Self-help resources for parents & carers

These resources will help you understand some of the common mental health problems young people experience and what you can do to help.

Important notice

We are anticipating that there may be temporary disruption to our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services across all regions as a result of the impact of Coronavirus. Our priority is to minimise disruption as much as possible and to keep you updated and informed of any changes to service delivery. 

If you are currently open to CAMHS or making a referral, please be aware of the following: 

  • There could be some temporary changes in how we deliver our services. For example, some of our patients may be seen by video call or over the phone instead of face-to-face. A clinician will contact you to update you on the situation and to plan for your circumstances.  If you have any questions, please contact your care coordinator by phone.   
  • Please follow the latest national guidelines here and the regularly updated COVID-19 symptoms and stay at home advice here.  

It is very important that you do not attend appointments if the guidelines instruct you to self-isolate or if you, or your household, have symptoms of COVID-19. 

Please contact us by phone (see our contact us section for your area) and avoid sending us paper referrals as these may not be being checked regularly. 

Get help where you are

What we help with

What is mental health?

Mental health is the way we think and feel. We all go through times when we feel worried, confused or down.

Mental health problems are when difficulties get in the way of how we think and feel.

This can mean that we find it hard to cope with family life, relationships, school or the wider world.

Feelings and symptoms

Everyone experiences anxiety or feeling down, but when these problems don’t go away you may need some extra support. 

Mental health conditions include such things as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. 

We can help you deal with these difficulties

What happens at CAMHS?

CAMHS is made up of doctors, nurses and other medical staff.

These people are trained to help children, young people and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties.  

At CAMHS, we will work together with you to help you find the right kind of support.  

Leaflets

We have lots of useful leaflets and posters about our CAMHS services available for download on our website.

On our Oxon/Bucks CAMHS eating disorder site you will find information for young people, families and professionals, where there is concern that a young person may have an eating disorder.

For the Eating Disorder Service in Bath & NE Somerset, Wiltshire and Swindon, click here.

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Coping with Coronavirus

We have compiled a few helpful resources to support children and young people experiencing worries about coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Watch the video, download the self-help sheet and visit the Young Minds website.

Who we can help

  • Equality Statement

We are committed to providing services that are accessible to everyone. 

Different people have different needs and we will always do whatever we can to make sure that these needs are met.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.