Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are made up of specialist teams offering assessment and treatment to children and young people up to age 18 who have emotional, behavioural or mental health problems. We provide services to support with a number of different conditions such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and psychosis. View winter CAHMS report.

What we do:

  • We are part of the NHS and provide services across the South East. We help children and young people, their families and carers when someone is experiencing emotional well-being or mental health difficulties.
  • All our staff are specially trained to help your child to acknowledge and understand why they might be feeling and behaving in a certain way, and support them in their recovery to overcome these difficulties with the most appropriate course of treatment.
  • Some services can be accessed through self-referral. Some require a referral from a GP/medical professional. Waiting lists vary between services, and we would be able to advise what the current waiting time is at the time of referral.
  • A referral is made by letter or referral form. This is so we are able to know more about the child/young person and the difficulties that they are experiencing. We endeavour to see people for an assessment within 4 weeks of receiving their referral.
  • Our services are based across a number of locations, such as GP surgeries, clinics, hospitals and schools. Go to our websitefor specific contact details and site descriptions for our services.

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Age Range: 0–18

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Contact Details

03003 040 100

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