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Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Specialist CAMHS are NHS mental health services that focus on the mental health needs of children and young people. These services are designed to help with:

·         Mood related disorders such as depression and anxiety

·         Trauma

·         Eating disorders

·         Self harm

·         Assessment and Management of ADHD               

·         Psychosis

·         Mental health difficulties associated with a physical health problem


They are multidisciplinary teams consist of:

·         psychiatrists

·         psychologists

·         nurses

·         support workers

·         psychological therapists – this may include child psychotherapists, creative art therapists

·         primary mental health link workers

·         specialist substance misuse workers


We also have close links and specific teams or workers who devote time to the following external services:

·         Youth Offending Service

·         Drug and Alcohol Service


We also have a 24/7 team which offers both quick response to emergency mental health presentations, as well as short term intensive home treatment which is designed to avoid young people being placed in out of area hospitals.

How we do it:

All the interventions we provide for mental health problems are designed to help young people and families cope with the symptoms of a mental health problem and recover to lead their life to its full potential. These interventions are based around evidence from the National Centre for Clinical Excellence (NICE). Examples of some of these interventions are:

•Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

•Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

•Family work

•Play therapy

•Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Children and young people with a learning disability who may be experiencing a mental health problem have equal access to the service, and we have a specialist learning disability team for those whose needs cannot be met by the mainstream service.

5-18 years
Location and access
The service covers all of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Clinical interventions are delivered as near to patients’ homes as possible in a variety of settings eg Children’s Centres, GP practices, Schools, CAMHS buildings (Beverley and Driffield).

Access to this service
To access the service,  you can call Contact Point, a referral is can be made by:


•             the family

•             the young person (if over 16years old)

•             a health professional working with the child or young person with parental consent


We also receive and accept referrals from other professionals working with children and young people.

Once we accept a referral, an clinician will call the family to complete a triage of your concerns and to identify which part of the service would best meet your needs. If it is not felt to needs a CAMHS response then the family may be signposted to another service not within CAMHS.

How we communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families
The Children's Learning Disability Community Team support families to communicate more effectively with children through visuals and other resources. More information can be found on the Local Offer on the Children's Learning Disability Community Team page.

Registered service and regulatory body
The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). All the professionals within the team are registered with the appropriate body as follows:

·         Registered Learning Disability Nurses – Nursing and Midwifery Council

·         Registered Mental Health Nurses - Nursing and Midwifery Council

·         Psychologists, Play therapists and Drama Therapists – Health and Care Professionals Council

·         Doctors – General Medical Council

Cost of service and payment options
No cost
Contact information
From the 4 September 2017:
Primary School aged Children who require  CAMHS  need to ring:
East Riding Early Help and Assessment Hub (EHASH) on (01482) 395500
High School aged young people up to 18 years old who require CAMHS need to ring:
Contact point on (01482) 303810


Contacts for comments, compliments and complaints
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) for Humber Foundation Trust
Tel: (01482) 303966
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Page last updated: Thursday, 04 September 2014