Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHs)

Tier 2 CAMHS offers advice and support to professionals working with children & young people where emotional, behavioural or mental health problems are not responding to preventative or universal services interventions.

Tier 2 practitioners may also offer initial face-to-face brief treatments for children & young people and/or families/carers where appropriate. Tier 2 interventions are often provided in community settings such as children’s centres, schools and health centres. A range of short term interventions can be offered depending on the needs of the young person/family.

Tier 3 CAMHS works with more severe, complex, and enduring difficulties. Tier 3 CAMHS can also help where there is a reasonable indication that the child may have complex neurodevelopmental difficulties eg autistic spectrum continuum, ADHD or other difficulties that may require a multi-disciplinary assessment.

Tier 3 CAMHS are able to work with children & young people where there are signs and symptoms suggestive of the following:

  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in school aged children
  • Moderate to severe depression
  • Moderate to severe anxiety or phobia (not responding to Tier 2 interventions)
  • Post Traumatic Disorder (presenting 3 months or more after the event)
  • Attachment disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders in school aged children (diagnosis & treatment)
  • Psychosis (if over 14yrs should be referred to Insight Team in Calderdale on 01422 425 101)
  • Eating disorders (such as Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia)
  • Conduct disorder (where there is a mental health presentation)
  • Deliberate self-harm
  • Tic disorders (including Tourette’s Syndrome)

Resources for Young People

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Cannabis and mental health

Coping with stress

Depression

Drugs and alcohol

Exercise and mental health

Mental illness in a parent

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD)

When bad things happen – overcoming adversity and developing resilience

Worries about weight and eating problems

Worries and anxieties

Resources for Parents

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Good parenting

The restless and excitable child

Dealing with tantrums

Children who soil or wet themselves

Sleep problems in childhood and adolescence

Behavioural problems and conduct disorder 

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 

The child with general learning disability 

Specific learning difficulties 

Autism and Asperger syndrome 

Depression in children 

Worries and anxieties: helping children to cope 

Divorce or separation of parents: the impact on children and adolescents 

Death in the family: helping children to cope 

The emotional cost of bullying 

Traumatic stress in children 

Domestic violence: its effects on children 

Child abuse and neglect: the emotional effect 

Drugs and alcohol: what parents need to know 

Self-harm in young people 

Psychosis 

Schizophrenia 

Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents 

Obsessive–compulsive disorder in children and young people 

Eating disorders in young people 

Chronic physical illness: the effects on mental health 

Medically unexplained physical symptoms 

Chronic fatigue syndrome: helping your child get better 

Parental mental illness: the problems for children 

Who’s who in CAMHS 

Surviving adolescence

Referrals

Click here for guidance on referrals to CAMHS

Calderdale Referral Form

Click here for the Thriving Kirklees form (external)

Useful Contacts

Click here for the Childline website

Click here for the NOAH's Ark Counselling Services Calderdale website

If you are concerned about the emotional/mental health of a young person then phone the First Point of Contact on 01422 300 001. Click here for their website.

North Kirklees School Nurses - 030 3330 9820

South Kirklees School Nurses - 030 3330 9974

Calderdale School Nurses - 030 3330 9974