CAMHS (South Bedfordshire and Luton)
This is a short film describing how anyone can make a referral to CAMHS - young people and children, parents, carers, people that work in schools or other concerned adults:
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.
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 that offers a range of expertise including:
- Art Psychotherapists
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists
- Clinical Psychologists
- Nurse Specialists
- Social Workers
- Family Psychotherapist
- Other Child & Adolescent Clinicians