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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is a name for NHS-provided services for children in the mental health arena in the UK. In the UK there are 4 Tiers in CAMHS. Tier 4 is specialist services for young people who require admission into hospital. There are about 90 adolescent units in England and Wales.
The service includes:
- clinical psychology
- psychiatric nursing
- social worker interface
- language development
for the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents, generally until school-leaving age. However many services cease at the age of sixteen, whereas the continuing service would be provided by Adult Mental Health at the age of eighteen.
See also Edit
- Child psychopathology for US terminology
- Resources for CAMHS
- Child Mental Health - Addresses mental disorders, behavioral disorders, child abuse, trauma, disaster and medication issues
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