Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

We offer a range of therapeutic services for children, young people and their families who experience moderate to severe emotional/mental health problems, including direct and indirect clinical work through consultation and training. Direct therapeutic work offered includes cognitive behavioural therapy, group work, play therapy and family therapy.

Multi-disciplinary teams may include child psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, primary mental health workers and administrators. Services are provided by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley Foundation NHS Trust.

Referrals are accepted from children & young people , parents and carers , statutory and some voluntary services. Primary

We have a single point of access for all referrals within county Durham , please contact them on Tel: 0300 123 9296

Hours of working are Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 7.00pm, Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
 
We have staff available at the single point of access to discuss referrals. A referral form is also available on CAMHS' Community mental health teams for children and younger people in County Durham and Darlington webpage.

Our CAMHS bases are:

North Durham CAMHS (covers Durham, Chester-le-Street, Consett and Stanley areas)

North End House 
42 North End                                                 
Durham                                                 
DH1 4LW

Tel: 0191 594 5770

Chester-le-Street Health Centre
Newcastle Road
Chester-le-Street
DH3 3UR
 
Tel: 0191 333 6005

Derwentside Child and Family Centre
192 Medomsley Road                                       
Consett                                                            
DH8 5HT

Tel: 01207 216 400

Easington CAMHS (covers Peterlee and Seaham areas)

Winchester House                                      
Peterlee
SR8 2RJ                                    

Tel: 0191 288 8400

South Durham CAMHS (covers Newton Aycliffe, Sedgefield, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle areas)

The Acley Centre                                              
Carer’s Way, Off Burn Lane  
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 4PE    

Tel: 01325 529 520

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Age range
From 0 years 0 months to 18 years 0 months
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