CAMHS Community

The Community CAMHS teams offer assessment, consultation, and treatment for mild to severe emotional and mental health needs for young people up to the age of 18 and their families. Some of the young people we see are experiencing things such as anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, low mood, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, emotional dysregulation, bipolar disorder, and psychosis.

The support we give is part of a wider group of agencies to make sure that young people receive the right treatment from the right service to try to overcome their difficulties. Children and young people may need different types of treatment depending on their age and developmental stage.

Community CAMHS has three teams covering different areas across Nottinghamshire. There are also specialist teams which provide further support. Find out more about these services below.

Our teams include Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Family Therapists and Support Workers, Social Workers, Mental Health Practitioners, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists. All new members of our team will get access to our preceptorship / inductions, mentorship, and supernumerary programmes, and will receive ongoing support and career guidance, while working as part of a varied multidisciplinary team with many areas of expertise. Options for internal secondments for further skills development are encouraged alongside regular appraisals and supervision.

Community CAMHS Teams

The community teams cover the south of the region at Pebble Bridge, Hopewood, the west of the region at Linsday Close, Mansfield, and the North of the county at Northgate Newark and Langold, Worksop. All of the teams will provide emotional and mental health support should be offered at a universal level to ensure that targeted services are used appropriately.

Typical presentations may include (this should not be considered an exhaustive list):

  • Family and relationship difficulties – where this has an adverse effect upon the child’s emotional/mental health, which impairs functioning
  • Child behaviour problems (sleep, feeding, tantrums) once physical causes have been considered and the behaviour falls outside what might be considered to be within the range of normal behaviour  
  • Conduct disorders where there are clearly identified emotional/mental health needs
  • Anxiety, depression, stress and / or other mood disorders, eg low self-esteem
  • Adjustment reactions and attachment difficulties
  • Phobias
  • Conduct disorders where there are clearly identified emotional/mental health needs
  • Anxiety, depression, stress and / or other mood disorders, eg low self-esteem
  • Adjustment reactions and attachment difficulties
  • Phobias
  • Bereavement (unresolved/complex)
  • Emotional and behavioural disorders 
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Hyperkinetic disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Dual diagnosis – including comorbid drug and alcohol use
  • Neuropsychiatric conditions
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders
  • Development disorders
  • Significant mental health problems where there is comorbidity with mild/moderate learning disabilities or comorbid physical and mental health problems
  • Mood disorders
  • Somatising disorders

Head 2 Head Service

Head 2 Head provide mental health assessment and intervention for the following groups of young people utilising as assertive outreach philosophy, across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County.

Young people who are involved with the Criminal Justice System and open to Nottingham City Youth Offending Team or Nottinghamshire Youth Offending Service.

Young people who have significant emotional and mental health difficulties who also use substances, where there is a co-dependant relationship between their substance use and their mental health (Dual Diagnosis).

Young people who sexually harm others and who also have a significant mental health issue, or a significant learning disability.

Young People who present with symptoms which may be indicative of early onset schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder (with psychotic symptoms), affective psychosis and other psychosis.

We also deliver integrated health services within Clayfields House Secure Children’s Home, which consist of mental health, substance misuse and physical primary health services.

East Midlands Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Health Service (FCAMHS)

East Midlands FCAMHS is a multidisciplinary service providing advice, consultation or support to services and teams which work with young people who exhibit risky behaviours, or who are in the youth justice system and have mental health difficulties.

East Midlands FCAMHS consists of professionals from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and St Andrews Healthcare charity.  We are a Multi-Disciplinary Team with diverse clinical experiences of children, young people and adults from secure settings, community, mental health, social work learning disabilities, and education.

We are a specialist team that works in collaboration with services on identifying and supporting the young person to reduce risks and enable engagement with mainstream services.  Our aim is to work with you and the individual young person to develop their resilience, deliver early intervention and prevent an increase in risky behaviours or deterioration in mental health.

CAMHS Children Looked After and Adoption Team

The Children Looked After Team (CLA) based within the CAMHS service, specifically works with children and young people who are ‘looked after’ by Children’s Services.  They may be living in foster care, residential care, independently or in pre/post adoptive placements.

The team is made up of different professionals who have undertaken different types of training and consists of specialist social workers and nurses, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, art therapists, an administrator and a co-ordinator.

The team endeavour to meet the emotional needs of looked after children by offering consultation, assessments and therapeutic work in a variety of settings.  We also work closely with the Children Looked After (CLA) Health Team to provide for the holistic needs of young people.

The team offers regular consultation sessions for all children looked after in a range of venues.  During these consultations, action plans are developed and agreed which could include assessments, therapeutic work or ongoing consultations.

Primary Mental Health Team

The Primary Mental Health (PMH) Team has been established as part of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to work with universal services.

The team will be working together with and supporting practitioners working with children, young people and their families in relation to emotional health and well-being. The team will be providing training and consultation to empower and support the universal workforce to extend their range of skills and knowledge in mental health difficulties. It will ensure that children and young people’s needs will be met within the appropriate service.

Nottingham Eating Disorder Services

Nottinghamshire Eating Disorder Service (NEDS) is a tier 3 countywide service, providing assessment & treatment for adults who have a severe eating disorder. This includes people who have not responded to treatment in primary or secondary care.

The interventions include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Movement therapy, Psychology & and Supportive Psychotherapy.

Close liaison with inpatient services are maintained, when patients require specialised inpatient care, as well as physical inpatient care.

The service also provides support for carers & advice and consultation to colleagues.