Moving from CAMHS to adult services

Transitions from CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) to adult services  

From the age of 17.5 years each young person who is under CAMHS will gradually move to the adult services. This should be a smooth, seamless process.

Within Tees, Esk and Wear Valley’s NHS trust (they provide the service) there is a transitions protocol and a care pathway to facilitate the transition of care from CAMHS for young people who are likely to need transfer of inpatient or outpatient care at 18 years old.

Each young person will have a transition plan which they and their lead professional will write.

If you have concerns on how this could affect you or someone you know, speak to your consultant at your next meeting.


Page last reviewed: 02/02/2023


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