The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides outpatient assessments, support and treatment for children and young people up to the age of 18 experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems. The service works to provide them with a greater knowledge of their condition and improve coping techniques. See our specialist CAMHS website for more information.
We provide help to children and to the wider family, including those with living with foster parents, adopted children and young people living in children’s homes. The service may see children and adolescents on their own, with their parents or with their family, and may also see parents on their own.
Children, adolescents and their families referred to the service may be experiencing different kinds of problems. These may include:
- Eating difficulties
- Emotional feelings such as those of unhappiness, loneliness
- Fears and anxieties
- Parents having problems managing their children or feeling that their own difficulties are affecting their children
- Relationship problems
- Traumatic experiences
The service is also available to help children, adolescents and their families with mental health issues related to physical or learning disabilities.
The service consists of a multi-disciplinary team which offers a range of expertise including:
- Art Psychotherapists
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists
- Clinical Psychologists
- Nurse Specialists
- Social Workers
- Family Psychotherapist
- Other Child & Adolescent Clinicians
Local council support for children, young people & their families:
Luton Council Local SEND Offer