Treatment and therapy

When we suggest a certain treatment or therapy, we will always explain what it involves, why we think it will help and the choices available.  Treatments may last a couple of sessions or form a longer partnership.


CAMHS waiting roomA large part of our service is about working with whole families, offering support and guidance to better understand the mental health difficulties involved and the ways in which parents and carers can help children and young people. However, when a young person turns 16 it is their choice whether or not their family is involved.


Our treatments include:

  • individual psychological therapies, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • family based therapy, such as Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
  • services for Looked After Children (LAC), including group work for carers
  • consultation and advice to referrers
  • specialist treatment and assessment
  • supporting and working with the child or young person’s school, college or other professionals
  • prescribing and managing medication
  • parent based therapies such as, Video Interactive Guidance (VIG) and Parent Child Game (PCG).


We provide an emergency service with a team that is on call Monday to Friday, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.  As part of this service we will do assessments within our A&E Department.


We also provide a consultation line from 1-2pm Monday to Friday – Please ring 01204 390659


We do assessments and support treatment for patients on our acute children’s wards.


In addition we will liaise with inpatient and other specialist services if a child or young person needs additional specialist or inpatient care.