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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is the provider of advice, consultation, assessment and therapeutic intervention at both targeted and longer term work for children and young people aged 5 -18 years, across Plymouth.

The CAMHS team consists of a range of qualified and experienced multidisciplinary clinician's covering a broad aspect of modalities including Nursing, Social Work, Psychology and Psychiatry.

Embedded within the CAMHS framework are a number of teams for particular treatment pathways:

  • Children in Care (enhanced service, 5 - 19 years, supporting children who are within the care of Plymouth Local Authority and placed with Carers in specified area of Devon by commissioning body)
  • Children's Day Programme
  • CAMHS Outreach Team
  • Complex CAMHS Multidisciplinary Team
  • Infant Mental Health Team
  • Neuro-Developmental
  • Plym Bridge House
  • Primary Mental Health Work Team
  • Severe Learning Disability
  • Targeted Mental Health in Schools

We have dedicated CAMHS teams for different treatment pathways, including at Plym Bridge House, a tier 4 tertiary unit that supports 12 to 18 year olds with serious mental ill-health from across Devon and Cornwall.  Plym Bridge House is a 12 bed, purpose-designed general adolescent psychiatric unit at the Plymouth International Business Park.

Further information and external links 

This page is part of Plymouth's Local Offer.

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Who to contact

01752 268011

Where to go

Live Well South West, 200
Mount Gould Road

Other Details




Age Ranges
5- 18
Referral Details

Children and young people who need specialist help to sort out their difficulties. Referrals are accepted from any professional who work with children and young people.

For those under 5 years of age please contact the Infant Mental Health Team

Local Offer
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Plymouth CAMHS provides specialist mental health assessment and treatment to children and young people registered with a Plymouth GP who have significant, complex or enduring emotional or mental health difficulties.

Services CAMHS Provides

CAMHS delivers services for Children and Young People aged 0-18 years (19 years if within the care system). Consultation needs to happen with consent from the parent, carer or young person.

Early Intervention

This involves early detection and provision of preventative or short term support to children and families in need, usually between 6 – 10 sessions. The 0 – 5 years stream of the service will also provide longer term work if necessary. Intervention at this stage is provided to children and young people who are experiencing early mental health and or emotional difficulties, they may also be engaging in risky behaviours which are progressively impacting the child’s, young person’s and/or families psychological/social/educational functioning. This stream of the service includes TAMHS and Triangular consultations via schools.

Longer term work

This can involve specialist diagnostic assessment and the provision of the psychological, systemic and/or pharmacology therapy. Intervention at this stage is provided to the children and young people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health and emotional difficulties which are having a significant impact on daily psychological/social/educational functioning.

Exceptions to this will be considered on an individual basis and will not apply to those responses that are required to be rapid – i.e. same day, next day, 7 day requests for assessment due to escalating risk

CAMHS clinicians are appropriately qualified and have experience in a variety of fields including Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Mental Health Nursing, Creative Therapies, Social Work Paediatric nursing.

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Contact Telephone
01752 435 125
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
Preparing for adulthood
Needs Level
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