CAMHS Community service
Orchard Health Centre, Cope Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 2EZ
Raglan House, 23 Between Towns Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 3LX
The Clockhouse, 22-26 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 5SW
We help children, young people and their families across Oxfordshire who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
Primary Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (PCAMHS)
This is the first level of help we offer for children and young people with emotional or mental health difficulties.
In PCAMHS (sometimes referred to as ‘Tier 2’) we will usually see children and young people up to six times. Normally one professional would be involved, called a primary mental health worker, who will often have a background in nursing, social work, or occupational therapy.
We offer the children or young people opportunities to learn new skills which should help them to be able to help themselves. PCAMHS could also help parents and carers by offering them support with regards to their child’s mental health.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
CAMHS (sometimes referred to as ‘Tier 3’) is different from PCAMHS because we treat children and young people who may need help over a longer period of time, and may need more professionals to be involved. This might be because of something significant which has happened in their life, or they may not know the cause.
It’s different for everyone, and we try to treat everyone as an individual.
CAMHS will also 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.
Their parents or carers may need support too, and CAMHS can help with this as well.
The treatments we offer are evidence-based, which means they have been tested to ensure that they work. Children and young people might be seen individually, with a family member or in a group with other young people who have similar difficulties. We will ask them which they prefer.
Please click to download a leaflet about our Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
Last updated: 11 August, 2017