Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Service

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"I was listened to and it was easy for me to talk"

"We have found [CAMHS] a lifeline through very difficult time"

"I didn't feel judged, I could be truthful"

"My child's needs have come first"

"I now know what I can do in order to make steps forward and improve"

"It helped us to learn how to help ourselves as a family"

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. It's a service for children and young people under 18 and their families and it's part of the NHS.

CAMHS is for when problems with mental health are stopping you getting on with daily life. You may feel stuck, scared or like hiding away. Usually it won't be the first help you try.

Leeds CAMHS Update

We are continuing to respond to the Covid 19 (Corona) guidance which is set out by the Government.
We are maintaining the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) where possible, however you may notice some changes as safety is paramount at the moment and we want to keep families, children, young people and staff safe and well to prevent the spread of Covid 19. This may include replacing face to face contact with the offer of telephone or web based contact.
Over the next few weeks, we will contact families who are waiting for a response from MindMate SPA regarding their referrals and contacting families who are waiting for their initial/first CAMHS appointments. This is to enable us to triage all risk and urgency and to work with families in relation to the consideration of alternative support.
For all CAMH Services, if you or any member of your family has symptoms, Public Health ate England has requested that you do NOT to enter an NHS building. If you arrive for your appointment and are displaying symptoms, you may be asked to leave and follow guidance from NHS England via the 111 webpage: WWW.111.NHS.UK
If you would like to cancel a face to face visit and have a telephone call or web based appointment, please contact your CAMHS team as below:
Kirkstall CAMHS– 0113 8432710
Reginald CAMHS – 0113 8434468
Parkside CAMHS – 0113 8430804
Eating Disorders – 0113 8434317
Little Woodhouse Hall – 0113 3057200

This page was reviewed and updated on 03.03.18 (next review due September 2019)


In this video (made by Pennine CAMHS) Fran, who is 14, explains what coming to CAMHS was like for her.


Sophie's Worries about Coming to CAMHS


CAMHS What to Expect...


CAMHS Your Questions Answered...


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