Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Bury CAMHS Child and Family Service is a specialist mental health service for severe and complex mental health problems, for example eating disorders, deliberate self harm, depression, autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and psychosis. CAMHS provides a comprehensive assessment to children, young people and their families where mental health problems are likely to affect their emotional and psychological development. A range of research based interventions and treatment is delivered including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), family work and medication.
CAMHS has a Looked after Children's team who are co-located within Children's Services and have access to an enhanced nurse led outreach service and both an acute and complex mental health in-patient facility if required.
Liaison, consultation and training to other agencies is vital to the CAMHS service delivery model.
Who is the service for?
Children, young people and their families with severe or complex mental health problems that are impacting on their emotional, mental health and psychological development.
Age range of service users
Referral age is under 18 years at point of referral with children under 5 years being considered on an individual case basis.
Who can make a referral and how?
A wide range of workers/professionals (e.g. school nurses, GP's, social workers, paediatricians, education and voluntary services) can refer using our CAMHS referral form which can be emailed or faxed on request. We do not accept self referrals, referrals from parents or referrals by email.
Hearing loop, wheelchair access and accessible toilets are all available.
Who runs the service?
This service is run by the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, 225 Old street, Ashton-Under-Lyne , Ashton, OL6 7SR.