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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.

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

If you need to discuss or make a referral please contact the Single Point of Access on 01865 902515 or email oxonCAMHSSPA@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

CAMHS - Getting more help

The CAMHS – Getting More Help pathway works with children and young people who may need help over a longer period of time and/or who need more professionals to be involved.

This could be because of something significant which has happened in their life, or just because more help is needed.

It’s different for everyone, and we try to treat everyone as an individual.

We also support parents and carers too.

CAMHS – Getting More Help will treat children or young people in an emergency if they need help for a serious mental illness, like if they are feeling very low and have been thinking about harming themselves.

We offer evidence-based treatment, which means that the treatment has been tested to make sure that it works.

You might be seen individually, with a family member or in a group with other young people who have similar difficulties: we will ask you what you prefer.

Find out more in our CAMHS – GMH leaflet


Get in touch

See our referrals page for how you can access this service.

Or see below for our list of offices:

  • South Oxfordshire Getting More Help (GMH) Team

The Clockhouse, 22-26 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX145SW

Tel: 01865 904700

oxonCAMHSGMHsouth@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk Getting More Help

oxonCAMHSGHsouth@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk Getting Help

  • Central Oxfordshire Getting More Help (GMH) Team

Raglan House, 23 Between Towns Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX43LX

Tel: 01865 902720

oxonCAMHSGMHcentral@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk Getting Help and Getting More Help

  • North Oxfordshire Getting More Help (GMH) Team

Orchard Health Centre, Cope Road, Banbury, OX16 2EZ

Tel: 01865 904105



If you are struggling more or your family is more worried about you whilst you are waiting for an appointment, please contact your local team as above during office hours (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

For more information please visit https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs/oxon/

Last updated: 23 May, 2019

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.