Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service - (CAMHS)

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Prior to accessing CAMHS, young people and their families can find support via the Neurodevelopmental Pathway - Assessment Route for Autism and Associated Conditions | Middlesbrough . This includes information around the Bubble of Support in South Tees and how a referral to CAMHS can be made.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides assessment and appropriate treatment or intervention for children and young people up to their 18th birthday who are experiencing mental health problems, with the aim of positive mental health promotion. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across Teesside has a single point of access for referrals and self-referrals to CAMHS services – telephone 0300 013 2000 or website Community mental health teams for children and younger people in Teesside.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Single Point of Contact (SPOC) – The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across Teesside has a single point of access for referrals and self-referrals to CAMHS. The service is available to anyone with concerns including parents, carers, school staff, health professionals and GPs, and children and young people worried about their own mental health.

You will be able to chat with a mental health nurse about your worries and concerns and the nurse can then consider the most appropriate next steps to best support the child or young person. Help and support can come in many forms, including self-help guidance, signposting to appropriate support services in the voluntary and third party sectors, or referral into the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Tel: 0300 2000 000 Email:

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Crisis Team – offer 24/7 support for children/young people in mental health crisis. Call 08000 516171 or visit the website at CAMHS crisis and liaison service.

Who to contact

Contact Name
CAMHS Teesside
0300 2000 000 0300 2000 000

Where to go

The Rosewood Centre
West Lane Hospital
View TS5 4EE on a map

There is free car parking available on site at West Lane Hospital.


Age Ranges
0 - 18 years
Referral required
Referral Details

How to access CAMHS services

The services offer an open referral system and accept self-referrals.

One number accesses all CAMHS services in Tees.

Accessing CRISIS:

The service accepts referrals directly from young people or their carer, however this may not always lead to a face to face assessment and is dependent on presentation and information provided

Any health or social care professional (e.g. GP, health visitor, social worker, etc) can refer a person to the Service, however, they must have seen the service user within the previous 24 hours.

Referrals may also be made from acute hospitals and in-patient services to facilitate early discharge. Where this is a mental health hospital this will be planned in conjunction with the young person’s locality team and appointed care co-ordinator

Page last reviewed: 06/07/2022


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