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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Southampton

General Information

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. These are specialist services that provide assessment, treatment and support to young people and children with emotional, behavioural and mental heath difficulties.

Contact Information

William Macleod Way
Southampton
Hampshire
SO16 4XE

Phone:
0300 123 6661

Out of hours phone:
0300 123 6660

Opening Times

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Other Information & Downloads

Out of hours crisis and emergency provision :

Children and young people up to, and including 18 years of age,  requiring emergency intervention, including the assessment of deliberate self-harm will be assessed by the 24 hour duty on-call system, managed by a rota of child and adolescent consultant psychiatrist or nominated others.  Access to the on-call child psychiatrist is restricted to other medical practitioners and senior approved social workers e.g. GPs, A&E doctors, paediatricians, and police surgeons.

The out of hours on-call system becomes “live” at  5pm daily and continues until 9am the following day when clinics open again. On a weekend, the service is active from 5pm on a Friday evening until 9am on the following Monday morning.

The duty on-call child and adolescent psychiatrist can be accessed via the Southampton general switchboard on 023 8077 7222.

Who do we work with?

CAMHS accepts referrals for children 0-18 years of age. When you turn 18 we will normally support you with a transition to adult services if you still need help.

You must live in Southampton city to receive our service (this means being registered with a Southampton GP).

Some of the reasons you may be referred include:

  • depression
  • self harm
  • anxiety
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • pyschosis
  • eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia
  • autism, ADHD (or other neuro-developmental problems)
  • family difficulties
  • when mental problems cause physical symptoms
  • post traumatic stress disorder.      

How do I get referred?

Most services require a referral from another health professional, social worker or education staff.

The best way to be referred to CAMHS is to talk to one of these professionals who can refer you.
They can either write, speak to or call one of our staff.