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Child Adolescence Mental Health Services (CAMHS) North Derbyshire is commissioned to provide assessments and interventions for children and young people with moderate to severe mental health presentations. CAMHS have different types of services to support different mental health. Visit the site to read about common problems, self-help ideas and other mental health information.

The service accepts referrals for children and young people up to their 18th birthday. Non-urgent referrals are accepted from any involved professionals such as social workers, school nurses, school professionals, doctors, and educational psychologists.

Some of the main mental health problems supported by CAMHS include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Eating problems or disorders
  • Bipolar disorder and
  • Psychosis

Urgent Referrals

If a situation requires a quick response, please contact the CAMHS Urgent Care Team on:
07901 330724 between 10am and 10pm.

If life is at imminent risk, please contact emergency services.

Referrals to this part of CAMHS is considered urgent if there are:

  • Concerns that a child or young person is suicidal, 
  • Concerns that a child or young person has an acute psychosis, and
  • Concerns that a child or young person has an acute eating disorder, especially if there is rapid weight loss or worrying low weight.

Please contact the team if you would like to discuss any referral you consider urgent, but that falls outside of the criteria on this page.