Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
- Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (Pilot Service)
- Useful information and links
- Crisis and intensive support services
- Children’s early intervention service CEIS
- Drug and alcohol misuse service for young people (DAMHS)
- Specialist CAMHS teams
- How to make a referral
- Eating disorder service for under 18s
Check out our New Youth Mental Health podcast
New Podcast series Launched. We have produced a selection of podcasts for parents, carers and young people on a range of youth mental health issues.
Trauma, substance misuse, distress, suicidal thoughts & eating disorders; these are just some of the topics discussed, including a range of issues facing young people, providing helpful insights into things like OCD, behaviour and how to respond to self-harm.
Available NOW on Spotify, Apple and Google.
A selection of podcasts for parents, carers and young people on a range of youth mental health issues. Provided by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland, generously supported by funding from NHS Charities Together (https://nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/). Intro music by Dr Gareth Lewis.
Feedback and suggestions would be very welcome via our short online survey: bit.ly/3n3bnIN
Interesting conversation regarding the challenges of parenting with innovative tips and advice on how to enjoy and embrace the role of parenting positively.
Resources suggested include:
https://empowernetwork.co.uk/ Home – The Empower Network
A brief online survey to give feedback and future suggestions is here: bit.ly/3n3bnIN
Temporary arrangements during Covid-19 Pandemic
During this time when we are all trying to cope with the impact of COVID 19. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and the Children’s Early Intervention Service (CEIS) will be continuing to offer services. With Social Distancing advice, this will be offered in a different way. We will continue to offer initial Choice assessment appointments and intervention via telephone or video sessions where possible. Face to face appointments will continue to take place if this is necessary following a risk assessment and COVID-19 screening questionnaire. Our Crisis and Eating Disorder Service’s continue to operate as normal, with the exception of assessments and reviews being facilitated by telephone where this is possible.
Families and Young people can continue to access our service through the usual referral pathway (G.P, Social Worker, other healthcare professional etc.).
We appreciate and thank everyone for the support that we continue to receive at this difficult time, and commit to resuming our service when we are advised it is safe to do so.
This information is subject to change and will be reviewed and updated accordingly.
We appreciate that this is challenging time for all our children, young people, parents and carers. We hope that this content will provide useful information to support you during this period of social distancing.
Anxiety and Stress Resources
Anxiety and Stress
(Shared with the kind permission of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust)
- Coping with COVID isolation
- COVID-19 Advice for Parents and Carers
- COVID-19 Helpful Resources
- COVID-19 Kids Workbook
- COVID-19 Advice for Parents and Carers
- Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety admidst Global uncertainty
- Helpful Resources re COVID-19
- Mental Health Considerations
- Positive Mental Health and COVID-19
- Talking to children about Coronavirus
- Coronavirus Social Story
General Service Information
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) and Children’s Early Intervention Service (CEIS) offers support and advice to children and young people with mental health concerns. We are an integrated, specialist, community-based and multi-disciplinary service staffed by trained professionals who have expertise in working with children, young people and their families with a range of difficulties.
We provide a variety of interventions which may include;
- Individual work with young people
- Family based work
- Parenting groups
- Group work with young people
- Specialist psychological therapies
- Family therapy
The service also includes Specialist CAMHS Eating Disorder Team (EDT)-based in Antrim- but providing intervention to young people and families for the whole trust.
We also have a Drug and Alcohol Misuse Team (DAMS) and a Crisis Team that provide intervention on a Trust wide basis.
Clinics are usually 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday.