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Who we are

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - also known as CAMHS - support children and young people up to age 18 with their emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

When we talk about your mental health, we mean how you feel and how you cope with the things going on in your life. This could be connected to anything from school, your friends or even your family life. If you feel you aren’t coping too well with the ups and downs of life, it may be that you need some support to help you manage them better.

If you do need help, CAMHS will work together with you and your family to decide what support you need to have good mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to help young people get the support they need to tackle any problems early on before they get worse, and to act quickly if they do.

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Warrington Council, local schools, school nurses, social services and other local organisations including Kooth and St Joseph’s Family Centre, all work closely together to provide CAMHS services across Warrington, to make sure you can access the right support, in the right place and at the right time.

If you have any worries about your mental health and wellbeing speak to someone, an adult you can trust, your parents or carers or your Mental Health Support Team in School.

You can call CAMHS on 01925 575 904.

Your parents or carers can also call us too if they’d like to speak to someone. You can call this number between 9am and 5pm, from Monday to Friday.

Crisis Response Team

Our 24 hour crisis response team is for young people up to the age of 18 experiencing a crisis needing an emergency response. Contact us on 01744 415 640

Those over 18 can contact the crisis line on 0800 051 1508

If you need immediate medical attention, you should visit your local A&E department.

We also accept referrals from GPs, school nurses or social workers. If you are a professional and would like to make a referral for a young person you are working withcall 01925 575 904 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri).

All referrals to our CAMHS services from professionals should be directed to our CAMHS Assessment and Response Team. Download the CAMHS referral form or call the CAMHS advice line (from 9am to 5pm) on 01925 575 904.

We provide child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) across Halton, Knowsley and St Helens.

Our Warrington CAMHS team is based at the Alders on Birch Avenue in Winwick. The building has free parking for staff and visitors.

Happy OK Sad website - mental health advice and signposting for people living in Warrington -

Warrington Borough Council - information for young people -

Kooth - free online counselling service - 

Young Minds - useful information for young people -

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