Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

The Community and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Barnet is a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals, who work closely with other childrens services (schools, Social Care, youth centres, Youth Offending and Safeguarding teams and community groups) to support children and young people.

Our services

We provide assessment of children and young people’s mental health, behavioural and emotional well-being needs and provide;

  • A range of treatment, from medication prescribing and monitoring to therapeutic support and counselling provided by a range of professionals, such as child psychotherapists, Family Therapists and Clinical Psychologists.
  • Consultation, advice and support to professionals from a wide range of childrens services, parents and carers.
  • Support and treatment to children and young people with combined mental health problems and learning disability.
  • Specialist, borough based adolescent teams working with young people aged between 12 and 18 with severe and complex mental health difficulties.
  • Support to hospital based paediatric services.

Our service users

The service is for children and young people aged from 0-18 years and their families. This may include babies, children and young people with a wide range of mental health problems, disorders and illnesses, who require the help of a multi-disciplinary mental health service.

The types of problems we help with include:

  • Emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and school refusal
  • Behavioural problems such as aggression, delinquency, unmanageable behaviour and hyperactivity
  • Eating and feeding disorders
  • Severe psychiatric illness such as psychosis
  • Self harm or risk of self harm (please note that all those who have taken overdoses should be taken to the local A& E department)
  • Trauma including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma following abuse
  • Sleeping, feeding and behavioural difficulties in under 5’s that result in severe disruption of family life and development

Accessing the service

Referrals are accepted from schools, social care services, youth centres, youth offending, GPs and other health and social care professionals.

Join us!

If you are interested in working with us, and have the skills and ability to provide the best quality care to our patients then please view our vacancies or contact us for further information.