Warrington Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
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. Their 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.
North West Boroughs Healthcare 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 concerns about your mental health and wellbeing, you can come along to our weekly Mind Works drop-in cafés so you can speak to a mental health professional about any concerns you have. No matter how big or small, our staff will talk to you and ask questions about your difficulties, then offer advice and signpost you to other local services that can help if needed.
It’s an informal drop-in session, so you don’t need to make an appointment – you can just turn up. The Mind Works drop-ins in Warrington are:
Monday - Orford Youth Base, Orford Youth Centre, Capesthorne Road, Warrington WA2 0JF - 3.30pm - 6.00pm
Tuesday - Warrington Youth Cafe, New Town House, Buttermarket Street, Warrington, WA1 2NH - 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Wednesday - Orford Youth Base, Orford Youth Centre, Capesthorne Road, Warrington WA2 0JF- 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Wednesday - Warrington Youth Cafe, New Town House, Buttermarket Street, Warrington, WA1 2NH - 5.00pm - 6.00pm
CAMHS assessment and response team (CART)
If you are under 18, can’t cope, are feeling desperate, or are having thoughts of suicide you can call CART for advice on 01925 579405, between 9am-9pm every day.
Concerned family members, who are unsure whether a referral into the service would be appropriate, can also ring for advice.
However official referrals to CAMHS need to be made in writing, by a professional.
Who to contact
01925 579405 (CART)
- Parent organisation
- North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Where to go
12 Birch Avenue
- WA2 9TN
Bus number: 16/16a
- Age ranges
- 0-18 years
- Referral required
- Referral details
You can call CART for advice, but an official referral is needed to be able to access CAMHS support by a professional such as a doctor, social worker, school nurse, etc.