CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

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About us

We are the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for Blackpool. We accept referrals for children and young people up to the age of 18 who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems.

Both you and your teachers, health care professionals and youth or social workers can get in touch with us so we can help you. There are also two Primary Mental Health Worker (PMHW) Drop Ins you can access weekly, without having an appointment.

The service is made up of professionals from a range of disciplines including consultant child and adolescent psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, counsellors, support staff and an admin team.

The service offers a range of assessments and therapeutic interventions including 1:1 work, family therapy and group work.

Getting help

There are many ways you can access help and support for your Emotional and Mental Health.

  • Primary Mental Health Worker drop-in every Monday at Westminster Academy 2pm to 4.30pm.  There is also a timetable of drop in’s available at the Family Hubs throughout the town within the week. Times can differ during half terms, please check before you come along.
  • PMHWs are connected to every Blackpool school and GP surgery, you can ask them to contact us for help
  • If you are open to CAMHS you can call freephone 0800 121 7762, OPTION 1 and ask for your care coordinator. If you are in need of immediate help and support regarding your mental health press OPTION 2 for CASHER at any time of the week / weekend
  • Referrals are accepted by professionals working alongside you. All referrals are screened every day with practitioners from each of the teams under Options4CYP. This includes PMHW, Children Young people Wellbeing Practitioners (CYWP), CAMHS, Children’s Psychological Services (CPS), Youtherapy and CASHER
  • There is now the option to self refer. Please complete this form with as much information as possible, to help you get the help you need



Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for 5 to 18 years
Whitegate Health Centre, 150, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9ES
Last Updated: 05.06.2024