Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

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CAMHS Outreach service (OSCA)

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What we do

OSCA stands for Outreach Service for Children & Adolescents.

We provide individualised home and community treatment to support children, young people and their families. 

We work with children and young people between 11 and 18 years old.

We do three main things:

  • provide Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • see young people who may need a more flexible approach to treatment, and
  • support young people during and after an emergency assessment. 

Our teams are at work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Get in touch

Please see our referrals page for detailed information on how to access all of our services. 

Our office is based at Raglan House, 23 Between Towns Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 3L.

Our phone number is 01865 902576.

The changes we hope to bring about

We aim to:

  • reduce the frequency, length and number of admissions to inpatient care
  • help sustain family relationships
  • work to improve independence and daily living skills of young people
  • support young people access education, employment and meaningful daily activities
  • support families in coping and managing young people with mental illness/health issues
  • support young people and families through education and identification of relapse and crisis signatures 
  • provide opportunities to increase physical as well as mental wellbeing of young people

Last updated: 12 March, 2018

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.