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Children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

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Our services provide mental health support across Northamptonshire. For children and young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties that are severe, enduring and complex, we provide direct interventions. We also offer consultation, support and advice to professionals working with children, young people and families.


Who we are

Our team is made up of a range of professionals including doctors, psychologists, nurses, therapists, social workers and mental health practitioners, as well as assistant practitioners and administration staff.


What we do

Our service is provided through four teams who all work together to provide a comprehensive service.

  • Our prevention and community engagement team provides training based on referral trends and needs, consultations to support and advise professionals and short-term brief intervention work.
  • Our initial assessment and intervention team assess and follow up referrals with monthly reviews and provide a skills-based workshop programme for children and young people, as well as parent workshops.
  • Our specialist intervention team provides a range of evidence-based interventions, including individual therapy, family therapy, therapeutic groups and psychiatric assessments and reviews.
  • Our children’s response team provides a fast response to children and young people when a case worker is not currently allocated or available. They also respond to crisis situations that may otherwise result in hospital attendance or admissions.


More information

For more information please see our other pages for young people and for professionals, as outlined on our menu to the left of this page or visit the following pages:

Anxiety for carers and parents [pdf] 92.92KB
Anxiety young people aged 12-18 [pdf] 130.38KB
David's duvet. A leaflet about depression for children [pdf] 141.47KB
Depression for carers and parents [pdf] 98.11KB
Depression young people aged 12-18 [pdf] 101.99KB
Josie's worries. A leaflet about anxiety for children [pdf] 147.33KB
OCD for carers and parents [pdf] 81.64KB
OCD for young people ages 12-18 [pdf] 101.79KB
Peter's monster. A leaflet about OCD for children [pdf] 208.87KB

The following support lines are also available:

Young Minds phone 0808 802 5544
Child Line phone 0800 1111
Relate phone 0300 100 1234

CAN phone 011604 824 777

Parent Line phone 0808 800 2222 


Future in Mind - NHFT's declaration

NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working together with local partners across the NHS, local authority public health, children's services, education and youth justice sectors and voluntary and community sectors to develop local transformation plans for delivering improvements in children and young people's mental health and wellbeing in Northamptonshire over the next five years.

In support of the development of Northamptonshire's local transformation plan, NHFT is publishing the following information regarding community CAMHS.

Further information relating to Future in Mind can be found:


Last updated: 14 September 2015

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CAMHS contact us

Sudborough House
St Mary’s Hospital
London Road
NN15 7PW

Phone 01536 452 400

Newland House
Campbell Square

Phone 01604 656 060

Disabled access guide can be viewed for Newland House here.


Opening hours

We normally operate 9am-5pm daily, although some evening and weekend services are offered by planned appointment only.



Unfortunately, we are unable to accept referrals directly from young people or families. Professionals can make referrals to child and adolescent mental health specialism (CAMHS) by visiting the following link:

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