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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.

You can find our full service information on our dedicated CAMHS website.

Visit the CAMHS website

We can support you if you're experiencing significant (often severe) and complex difficulties with your mental health. Many young people who are referred to us will have received or be receiving support from Early Intervention Services such as youth counselling, support within school and online services.

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 online referral form

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)

 

For all urgent referrals please call 0300 365 1234. 

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

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 online referral form. You can also give us a call on 0300 365 1234 if you have difficulties filling in the form or need urgent help.

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.

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:

West Berkshire - Tel: 01635 295555    Fax: 01635 295590  

Lower Henwick Farmhouse, Turnpike Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 3AP

Reading - Tel: 0118 931 5800    Fax: 0118 9750297

3-5 Craven Road, Reading, RG1 5LF

Slough - Tel: 01753 635645/46    Fax: 01753 635623

Upton Hospital, Fir Tree House, Albert Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2BJ

Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead - Tel: 01628 640 300    Fax: 01628 640301

1st Floor, Nicholsons House, Nicholsons Walk, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1LD

Bracknell & Wokingham - Tel: 0118 949 5060 / 5177    Fax: 0118 313 1421

Wokingham Community Hospital, 41 Barkham Road, Clinic Building, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 2RE

BAU – Berkshire Adolescent Unit - Tel: 0118 949 5019 

Wokingham Community Hospital, 41 Barkham Road, Clinic Building, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 2RE