CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. We support children and young people aged 0-18 (and their families) with a wide range of mental health difficulties in Derby and south Derbyshire.

Mental health is something we all have and, just like physical health, at some times in our lives we struggle with it. Sometimes we develop mental health problems, such as feeling very sad or worrying a lot. When this happens, these difficulties can stop us living our life in the way we want to.

Lots of children and young people go to CAMHS with a wide range of difficulties. So if you come to see us, you are not alone. Did you know around one in eight children and young people have a diagnosable mental health disorder? That's about three children in every classroom.

These pages will tell you about what we do and give you some advice. Choose from one of our popular pages on the right or click on one of the boxes below.

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An update on how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting CAMHS and guidance on where you can find additional support is available on the 'Advice for patients' section of our COVID-19 pages.