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CAMHS

Service information:

The Child and adolescent mental health service is a specialist service for children and young people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties, including Eating disorders.  As a specialist service there is an expectation that most children and young people referred will have received an early help intervention but that the difficulties are continuing.

Please look at the Eligibility Criteria for Somerset Specialist CAMHS before making a referral in order to ensure your referral is appropriate this can be found on our website.

You will also find a guide to what makes a good CAMHS referral on this same webpage that you should follow when completing section the  EHA. In addition to this guidance, if you are referring someone to CAMHS because you suspect that they have an eating disorder, please see the additional information required to consider a referral into the specialist Community Eating Disorder Team (CEDS). This webpage also gives advice about who to contact and how to refer when your concerns are urgent.


Service specific criteria:

Under section 7a – How long has this been a problem and why is the family seeking help now?

Under section 7b/c – make sure you say;

  • what the child/young person’s and parent/carer’s view of the referral?
  • what are the child/young person’s and parent/carer’s anticipated outcomes?
  • your understanding of the problem/issues involved?

Under section 7d – make sure you say what the specific difficulties are that you want CAMHS to address?

Under section 7f – make sure you have explained;

  • how the child/young person’s needs meet CAMHS service criteria
  • what are your anticipated outcomes?

Under section 7g – make sure you say what risks there are to the young person, their family or others if this problem is not addressed.


Contact details:

CAMHS (Mendip)
Email address: CAMHSMendip@sompar.nhs.uk
Telephone number: 01749 836561
Address: Priory House, Priory Health Park, Glastonbury Road, Wells BA5 1TL

CAMHS (South Somerset)
Email address: CAMHSBalidon@sompar.nhs.uk
Telephone number: 01935 384140
Address: Balidon Centre, Preston Road, Yeovil BA20 2BX

CAMHS (West – Taunton Deane, Sedgemoor and West Somerset)
Email address: CAMHSWest@sompar.nhs.uk
Telephone number: 01823 368368