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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provide outpatient assessments, support and treatment for emotional and behavioural difficulties in children up to the age of 16 and adolescents aged between 16 and 18. The service provides help to children and to the wider family.

This includes children living with foster parents, children who have been adopted, and young people living in children’s homes. We may see children and adolescents on their own, with their parents or with their family. We may also see parents on their own. Members of the team include child & adolescent psychiatrists, clinical and educational psychologists, counsellors, art psychotherapists, psychotherapists, social workers, nurse specialists and other child & adolescent clinicians.

Children, adolescents and their families are referred to the service with many different kinds of problems. These may include unhappiness, loneliness, fears, anxieties, eating difficulties, traumatic experiences and relationship problems. Parents may have problems managing their children or may feel that their own difficulties are affecting their children. The service is also available to help children, adolescents and their families with mental health issues related to physical or learning disabilities.

Referral would be through GP, School, Education Welfare Officer or Social Worker. 

Who to contact



Where to go

Beds and Luton Partnership NHS
9 Rush Court
MK40 3JT

Last updated 15/11/2019