Children and Young People

It’s a crisis!

If it’s an emergency, dial 999.  This is if your life or the life of another child or young person is at immediate risk.
If it’s not a 999 emergency, you can dial 111 if you need help fast.

If you feel really desperate you could go to the Accident & Emergency department at your local hospital.

Alternatively, you can contact your family doctor (GP), school health nurse, teacher, or pharmacist, who will be able to contact your local CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) for you.

For mental health issues, if you are 16 or 17 and live in Bath & North East Somerset, you can ‘self-refer to your local Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for the first time by texting or calling 07468 701074 between 10.00 and 16.00, Monday-Friday.

Whatever way you get in touch, you will be offered the chance to meet us very soon, and we can agree the best help for you.

If it’s not a crisis, but you do need help, please see the How to get help? or Useful links pages.


Last updated: 11 August, 2017