Mental Health services for children and young people (CAMHS)

Our teams are led by specialist consultant psychiatrists

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We have been caring for children and young people with mental health conditions for 20 years.

Today, we provide children’s and adolescent mental health services (“CAMHS”) in five of our hospitals.

The conditions we treat include eating disorders and mental health issues such as self-harm and emerging personality disorders. 

We understand the stress and pain felt by patients and their families when a young person is diagnosed with a mental health condition.

If you come here, you’ll be in good hands. Our teams are led by specialist consultant psychiatrists, supported by therapists, nurses, teachers and social workers.

We’re experts at what we do. And we know that compassion is an vital part of medical care.

Though we are a private company, if you come here as a patient all the costs for your care will be covered by the National Health Service.  We also accept some private patients at some of our hospitals.

We offer three types of service: adolescent psychiatric intensive care, low secure CAMHS service and general adolescent care.

General adolescent care

We offer inpatient care for children and young people with severe mental illness.

This service is for young people aged between 12 and 18.

Most of our patients have long-standing, complex issues to deal with.  They need time in a safe environment to work through their problems.

If you come to stay with us, our consultant-led team will draw up a treatment plan aimed at trying to return you to life back home or in the community as soon as possible.

What about your school work?

We know this can be a worry for patients and their parents.

If you’re an inpatient and still at school, we’ll make sure that your education continues while you’re with us.

Each of our hospitals has a school room and we employ our own teachers who’ll speak to your teachers at home so that you can keep up with the work that your classmates are doing. You can even sit your GCSEs and A-levels while you’re a patient with us.

And, like any other school, ours are monitored by Ofsted, to make sure we’re doing a good job.

Low Secure CAMHS service

This service is for young people who have long-standing, complex mental health issues to deal with. These young people need some time in a safe environment, with a high level of physical security.  Our team are experienced in a broad range of mental health problems and helping young people work through their issues.

Psychiatric Intensive Care service

Our Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (“PICUs”) are designed for young people who are going through a sudden mental health crisis, and who pose a high level of risk to themselves or other people and therefore need immediate inpatient treatment in a safe setting.

This service is for young people aged between 12 and 18.

Our team of consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and nurses are experienced in helping people deal with mental health problems.

All of our patients are here under the Mental Health Act (commonly known as being “sectioned”).

Again, if you are still at school. we will make sure that your education continues while you are in hospital.

 

Guidance & Advice

View our guides and factsheets on mental health services for children and young people (camhs) , and find link to other services.