The Southern Trust Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, known as CAMHS offer specialist mental health services to children and young people (up to age 18yrs) and their families who reside in the SHSCT area. CAMHS services are organised in a way to provide different levels of intervention to best meet the emotional and mental health needs of children and young people, whether mild, moderate, severe, simple or complex needs. CAMHS recognises the important contributions of other agencies and providers of many other services in meet the emotional and mental health needs of children, young people and families.
There are a number of different interventions offered such as prevention and early intervention assessments (crisis, comprehensive and a number of specialist assessments), therapies of different types such as individual, groupwork/therapy of different types, family therapy, multi-systemic therapy, medication, training, consultation, etc. These are provided by a number of disciplines working within CAMHS, such as nurses, social workers, psychologists, medical staff, family therapists, dietician, infant mental health practitioner, occupational therapist, students/trainees, etc.