Gloucestershire Health and Care NHSFT - Children and Young People Service (CAMHS)
We are a specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health service for all children and young people who are registered with a GP in Gloucestershire. We see children and young people up to 18 years of age when they find it hard to cope with their feelings.
It is quite common for everyone to feel stressed, anxious, down or angry from time to time but sometimes these feelings can be overwhelming and just won’t go away. Usually children and young people referred to us will be experiencing emotional wellbeing problems that significantly affect their ability to cope with normal stresses and demands of life.
In addition, we will also help with other problems such as developmental disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, psychosis, attachment difficulties, infant mental health problems, conduct disorders or when a young person is at risk of harming themselves.
Our staff are specially trained and have lots of experience with talking to children and young people and their parents and carers about thoughts and feelings. There are many ways we can help and everyone who uses the service can talk privately and confidentially with our team. We also offer more interactive ways to explore how you are feeling like art and play therapy. Most importantly we are here to listen and not to judge.
If other professionals/organisations are already providing support, we may think about working in partnership with these staff to ensure the best possible plan of care is received. We currently work collaboratively with Action for Children.
01242 634050 (Evergreen House)
01452 894300 (Acorn House)
01453 563200 (Park House)
- 2gether NHS Foundation Trust Children and Young People Service
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service,
Acorn House, Horton Road
- GL1 3PX
- Local Offer Details
The service aims to improve the emotional wellbeing of all children and young people in Gloucestershire by providing early intervention and utilising a stepped care approach.
Interventions include behavioural support work, working with families, parenting programmes, assessment of conditions for the purpose of providing a diagnosis, use of pharmacological therapy and talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy.
The service is based on an episodic model of care, which is considered within the individual clinician's supervision framework.
The Service includes a specialist learning disability team, consisting of specialist learning disability nurses with access to other professions as required. There is also a specialist psychologist who leads the assessment and diagnosis of autistic spectrum conditions in primary aged children, working with other health providers.
Children with special educational needs may receive specialist services from these professionals, or may receive a service from other workers within the generic teams if they have lower intensity needs.
We offer targeted support within our Primary Mental Health Team, working mainly in an advice and consultation capacity with partner agencies, and we offer specialist services via our Level 3 and Vulnerable Children's Services
- Contact Name
- Sarah Batten
- Contact Telephone
- Service Director
- Contact Email
- SEN Provision Type
- Who is your service for?
- Local Offer Age Bands
4-11 (Primary School)
11-16 (Secondary School)
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
- Is the building fully wheelchair accessible?
- Is there disabled changing and toilet facilities?
- Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?
Relevant staff within the service will take up the training on the changes for SEND that is being arranged and offered.
Some staff have profession specific training that will allow them to carry out assessments that would be consistent within the SEND remit.
- Have any members of you/your team had experience of working with children and young people with the following disabilities/additional needs?
- a) young people with autistic spectrum disorders
- b) young people who use alternative communication methods
- c) young people with learning difficulties/disabilities whose behaviour challenges us
- d) young people with complex physical/medical requirements