We provide specialist NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across North East Hampshire for children and young people aged 5-18 years old who are finding it hard to manage their emotional, psychological, and mental health.
Services we provide
We have a range of teams available depending on the child or young person’s needs. These are made up of different clinical and professional staff who are trained and experienced in working with children, young people, their families, and carers. Our services are based in the community so support can be provided close to home.
Our Early Help team focus on positive mental health and wellbeing for those with moderate needs.
This team provides support and care for young people who are suffering from acute, chronic, or severe mental health.
Our Children’s Eating Disorders team works with children, young people, and their families or carers to treat eating disorders.
Our Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) partner with schools in North East Hampshire to provide mental health and emotional wellbeing support.
Our Crisis Team works with children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis or acute mental health problem.
Support in a crisis
There is a free 24/7 mental health crisis line for children aged from six years, young people, and their families or carers who are in crisis. Please call 0800 915 4644 to talk with a professional who will provide advice, support, and signposting to a range of community services. It’s open all day and all night, seven days a week.
Professionals can contact our Early Help team if they have a child or young person in crisis. The team can be contacted on 01252 335 600, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.
NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety & depression
- Young people aged 16+ can access NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety & Depression - TalkPlus. Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help people struggling with things like feelings of depression, excessive worry or social anxiety. You do not need to have a diagnosed mental health problem to refer yourself to an NHS talking therapies service.
Youth Counselling Service
Youth Counselling is also available for young people aged 12 to 24. Counselling is about helping to make sense of someone’s thoughts and feelings. We can help by looking at difficulties and problems and work through any concerns. Young people can talk about anything that is worrying them like relationships, families, drugs, pregnancy, sexuality, stress, bullying, feeling low, depression or anything else.
More information is available here: Youth Counselling Service:: Mindworks Surrey (mindworks-surrey.org).
- Kooth is a free, anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people aged 11-25 years (up to their 26th birthday) in Hampshire. It offers a safe way to access support for emotional health and wellbeing needs from a team of professional qualified counsellors. No referral is needed.
NHS 111 Mental Health Triage team
- Provides mental health support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to people of all ages across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Visit the website for more information.
We accept referrals from health, social care, and education professionals. The referrals portal previously available via the Hampshire CAMHS website cannot be used to make a referral from 1 February 2024.
GPs should use eRS to make referrals. On eRS, this will show as ‘North East Hampshire CAMHS’ and ‘North East Hampshire CAMHS Eating Disorders’.
All other health, education and social care professionals should use our children’s referrals portal to make a referral.
Children’s Eating Disorders referrals - For our Children’s Eating Disorders service, we can accept self-referrals which should be made by contacting the Eating Disorders team directly.
Neurodevelopmental assessment & treatment - We accept referrals for neurodevelopmental assessment and treatment where the child or young person also has mental health needs. Common neurodevelopmental conditions include autism spectrum condition and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
For children and young people aged 6-17 years inclusive who require a neurodiversity assessment and who do not have a co-occurring mental health need, please refer to Psicon using the current referral route which has been extended to include 12-17 year olds.
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