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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

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 16 who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems.

Although you can’t ask us for help yourself, your teachers, health care professionals and youth or social workers can get in touch.
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 admin team.
The service offers a range of assessments and therapeutic interventions including 1-1 work, family therapy and group work.

The NHS Children's services have created and maintain a website with all of the up to date details for all of their services.

Please see the CAMHS's web site for further details, including:

  • Location
  • Availability
  • How to get help
  • Contact details

CAMHS is part of Children’s Services provided by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Please see their websites for more information about the Health services that are available.

CAMHS service compromises of multiple professionals including: 

  • Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Support Staff

Therapies and interventions available:

  • Multi agency working
  • EDMR (NICE recommended therapy for PTSD)
  • CBT
  • Family Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Incredible Years parenting courses

*CAMHS and Child Psychology Service are not suitable for children displaying sexually exploitative or extreme sexualised behaviour. CAMHS practitioners do not have specialist training or supervision models for delivering therapeutic intervention for children who have experienced sexual abuse*

Who to contact


Where to go

Whitegate Health Centre, 150
Whitegate Drive

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday -Friday 9am - 5pm

Other Details





Age Ranges
0 - 16 years
Referral required
Referral Details

0 to 16

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

For children and young people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues


Referrals made via Single Point of Access (SPA) on the referral form or access the Choose and Book system.


Evidence of primary interventions should be made from universal services such as school counselling, family support, School Nursing before referring to SPA.


Presenting concerns accepted (examples):

  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Behavioural problems related to emotional distress

Anxiety and depressive disorders

 Last updated: 12 Jun 2020