Often, when we are sad, angry or worried these feelings pass after a short time. But if you feel sad, angry or worried for a longer time then CAMHS can offer help.
CAMHS help children and young people who are finding it hard to cope with everyday life because of difficult feelings, thoughts, behaviour or relationships.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and Barnardo’s My Time Service provides services to all children and young people aged 0-18 years living in North Cumbria who are experiencing mental health difficulties. This includes children and young people who may be living in difficult and challenging circumstances.
What we offer
- Specialist assessment, diagnosis and intervention for a range of mental health issues.
- A comprehensive transition support package to those young people who are approaching their 18th birthday and may need continuing support as adults.
- Training, consultation, support and advice to frontline staff working in targeted services for children.
The My Time Service provides early and targeted intervention to children and young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties. They typically work with children and young people for six to eight sessions.
We have made information booklets to tell you more about our service
Information for children and young people
Information for parents and carers
We have made short videos about our buildings so you know what it will be like when you come for your appointment.
There is also a Detailed Access Guide to let you know what access will be like when you visit. It looks at the route you will use getting in and what is available inside.
How to get referred
CAMHS and the Barnardo’s My Time Service accept referrals from any professional working with a child, young person or their family. Please note we do not accept self-referrals at the current time.
Our referrals are accepted by email. Referrals are triaged the following day and therefore be aware that there may be a delay of 24 hours before a referral is triaged.
Please complete our referral form below.
Referral form for professionals
If you need help urgently
The Universal Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHT) is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to support you if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. They can also provide advice and support to your family.
The service can be contacted on 0300 123 90150 or freephone 0800 652 2865
There is a text number for people who are Deaf and/or have communication difficulties: 07795 656 226
We would ask you to call 999 or visit your nearest A&E in case of an emergency.
We recognise the important role parents and carers play in their child’s recovery and understand that they will on occasion need support for themselves.
We also understand that you may be a young carer. You are classed as a young carer if you are under 18 and help to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem. You may do extra jobs in and around the home, help out with other siblings or give emotional support to others.
We can advise you on how to access help and support in your caring role. Please speak to your worker or visit our Carers resources website page for more information.
Patient and Carer Involvement
We believe it is very important you, your carers and families have opportunity to design and improve our services. The Patient and Carer Involvement Service provides support to people who want to be involved in developing our services. This team provides a range of projects and activities that people can take part in. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit the Patient and Carer Involvement website pages
Points of You
Feedback is very important to us. Fill out our Points of You survey to anonymously have your say and comment on the ward or service you have experienced.