Community services

CAMHS – Getting help

The CAMHS – Getting Help pathway provides an early intervention which is time limited. This is the first level of help we offer for children and young people with emotional or mental health difficulties.

You would normally work with one main mental health worker who will often have a background in nursing, social work, or occupational therapy.

CAMHS – Getting Help offers children and young people opportunities to learn new skills to support them in managing emotional or mental health difficulties and also supports parents and carers.

Information for professionals

CAMHS – Getting Help pathway offers treatment for children and young people at the early onset of emotional and mental health difficulties. We might be able to help a child or young person if they are worried about their mental or emotional wellbeing. There are many things which may affect a child or young person day to day – a few examples include:

  • fear of any particular situation or object which stops them doing things they enjoy
  • feeling very anxious or worried
  • feeling very sad or down
  • feeling they have to complete certain routines otherwise they feel upset
  • becoming angry easily, which affects their mood
  • harming or thinking of harming themselves

Non-urgent advice: Get in touch

If you need to discuss or make a referral please contact the Single Point of Access.

Please see our referrals page for info on how to access this service.

Referral information

Page last reviewed: 7 September, 2021