What is Specialist CAMHS?
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Specialist CAMHS are the NHS services that assesses and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties that are impacting on their daily life. You can find a Guide to CAMHS on the Young Minds website.
How can you access the specialist CAMHS service in North Yorkshire?
Referrals to specialist CAMHS are accepted from a variety of health professionals including GPs and hospital doctors (if urgent assessment required) as well as from school nurses and health visitors.
If you think it would help to talk to somebody at specialist CAMHS, you (or your parent or the person who looks after you) will need to speak to a health professional like your GP or your school nurse. They will then tell you what you need to do and what happens next.
Alternatively, you or your parent/carer can contact the single point of access for further advice.
The single point of access for the TEWV service(covering all of North Yorkshire except Craven) is: 0300 0134 778
Information on how to access the BDCT service (covering the Craven part of North Yorkshire) is on the BDCT website.
Where is CAMHS based?
CAMHS services are based in various locations across North Yorkshire. Click on the area where you live below to see where your local CAMHS team are based.
Harrogate Specialist CAMHS
Dragon Parade Clinic
2 Dragon Parade
Tel: 01423 726900
Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale
Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale Specialist CAMHS
Eastfield Business Park,
Tel: 01723 346000
Northallerton Specialist CAMHS
22 Brompton House
Craven Specialist CAMHS
If you live in Craven you will access the CAMHS services through Bradford District Care Trust. There are two main sites:
- Fieldhead in Bradford. Tel: 01274 723 24
- Hillbrook in Keighley. Tel: 01535 661 531