Child and Adult Mental Health Service
Lancashire Care Foundation Trust Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provide a service for children and young people aged 5-16 who have a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties.
The child or young person can be referred into the service if they are experiencing mental health difficulties such as:
• Eating Disorders
• ADHD (Not in Lancaster and Morecambe, provided by Community Paediatrics)
• Obsessive compulsive disorders
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The CAMHS team will refer the child or young person to other appropriate services if they are unable to provide certain interventions. The service also has a specific learning disability 3 team.
The service supports and promotes emotional health and wellbeing. The service offers a wide range of support for young people and their families who have mental health difficulties such as;
The service line is provided by a multidisciplinary team comprising of consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, family therapists, psychological therapists and a dedicated team of nurses.
The service offers the following treatment approaches:
• Incredible Years Parenting group
• CBT individual and group work
• DBT individual and group work
• Diagnosis and prescribing of Psychotropic medication
• Art Therapy
• Play Therapy
• Systemic Family Therapy
• Care co-ordination
• EMDR for trauma based presentations.
• VIG (Video Interactive Guidance)
Interventions could range from one session to on-going support and involvement with the service depending on the presenting problem.
The service can be accessed by a process of referral.
CAMHS receive referrals from a wide range of people including: GPs, social care, paediatricians, educational psychologists, schools and school nurses.
The teams can be contacted directly to gain advice, support or signposting. The service can be accessed free of charge and waiting list is approx 12 weeks.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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