What is CAMHS?

We provide children and young people’s mental health services across Sussex and Hampshire.

We help children and young people, their families and carers when someone is experiencing emotional well-being or mental health difficulties. We provide services across locations, such as GP surgeries, clinics, hospitals and schools, to support young people experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and psychosis. 

All our staff are trained to help children and young people understand why they might be feeling or behaving in a certain way, and support them in their recovery to overcome these difficulties with the most appropriate course of treatment.

We’re a team of clinical and professional people who are all trained and experienced in working with children, young people, families and carers. We aim to help people to build their own skills, achieve their potential and be able to get the most out of their life.

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We help the children and young people that we see, their families/carers, and their support network, which might include friends, teachers and social workers. Research and feedback from those who use our service tells us that working in this way is more likely to help children and young people get their lives back on track. The needs for each person and family may vary, so we have different approaches and kinds of support which we can use and tailor to the individual, to make their treatment most suitable for them. 

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Hampshire CAMHS resources and information

To find out more about Hampshire CAMHS, and get some tips and basic information about mental health conditions and some of the life difficulties that children and young people can experience, go to the Hampshire CAMHS website.

An update on Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. In this video, our Clinical our Clinical Director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Specialist Services, Alison Wallis, explains how Sussex Partnership is responding to the increase in need.