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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) West Cumbria – CNTW254

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.

CAMHS provides:

  • 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.

How to get referred

Referrals to CAMHS and My Time will be accepted from any professional working with a child, young person or their family. Referrals are accepted by email. We do not accept self-referrals at the current time.

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.


01900 705 800


Ann Burrow Thomas Health Centre South William Street Workington CA14 2EW

Opening Times

Monday 9am – 5pm Tuesday 9am – 5pm Wednesday 9am – 5pm Thursday 9am – 5pm Friday 9am – 5pm