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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

We're here to help children and teenagers with significant and complex mental health needs.

We can support you if you're experiencing significant (often severe) and complex difficulties with your mental health. This could include:

  • Feeling very low a lot of the time
  • Getting very worried about lots of things
  • Difficulties managing behaviour
  • Significant difficulties understanding, finding and fitting in with friends
  • Having significant difficulties around eating
  • Hearing voices
  • Being very preoccupied by certain things or thoughts

Once you've been referred into our service, we'll work with you and your family to help reduce the impact these difficulties on your daily life. If you're having a tough time, it’s important to ask for help. 

Referrals are accepted from all health, education, and children’s services colleagues, parents and carers and young people themselves and should be made through our CPE (details below).

Making an urgent referral

We can provide urgent support for a number of difficulties you might be having, such as:

  • Psychosis
  • Symptoms of severe depression
  • High risk of suicide
  • A severe eating disorder
  • Severe, unexplained deterioration in emotional state and behaviour at home and school (not thought to be due to drugs, alcohol or a physical illness)

Your healthcare or other professional should complete our CAMHS referral form and return it to our CPE team, indicating the level of urgency needed. 

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
CPE Office
The Old Forge
2nd floor
45-47 Peach Street
Wokingham
RG40 1XJ

Phone 0300 365 0300

Fax 0300 365 020

Referrals for severe and/or enduring difficulties

We can also support you with severe and/or enduring difficulties, including:

  • Moderate or severe depression
  • Severe behavioural difficulties
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorders

Your healthcare or other professional should make a referral by completing our CAMHS referral form and returning it to our CPE team.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
CPE Office
The Old Forge
2nd floor
45-47 Peach Street
Wokingham
RG40 1XJ

Phone 0300 365 0300

Fax 0300 365 020

We need as much information as possible about the difficulties being experienced, including any  family circumstances, social and educational functioning and what interventions have already been tried. Referrals received without this information may mean a delayed assessment.

Print off and complete the CAMHS Referral Form

More information about CAMHS Referral criteria

We're part of a network of CAMHS professionals dedicated to supporting children and young people with their mental health needs. This includes schools, local authorities and GPs.

If you're having mild or moderate difficulties (such as mild depression, moderate behavioural difficulties, school refusal, family relationship difficulties, enuresis, encopresis), there are a number of services across Berkshire that can provide support.

Select your locality to find out what alternative services are available in your area: