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The Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) North Team provides assessment and treatment for children and young people up to the age of 17 living in Peterborough who are experiencing emotional problems, anxiety difficulties, major eating problems, psychosis, or mental health problems with associated behavioural difficulties and support for their families and professionals working with them.

How this service can help you

We can help children, young people and their families where difficulties have become hard to manage and/or where there are substantial worries about behaviour or emotional well-being.

Most of the treatment we offer involves talking to understand the nature of the problems and thinking about things in a different way. Our approach is to work in an open, co-operative and supportive way with children, young people and their families, agreeing treatment goals and care plans at each stage. We work closely with our colleagues in the neurodevelopmental service and child health teams. Children, young people and their families may be offered:

  • Assessment and planned treatment programmes including individual work, play therapy, family work, supporting families to manage difficult behaviour
  • Assessment and treatment for children and young people experiencing more severe persistent mental health problems and disorders
  • Assessment, treatment and support for children and young people with learning disabilities and/or complex health care needs and their families
  • Direct advice on managing behaviour or emotional difficulties
  • Family appointments to think about ways to resolve problems together
  • Individual therapy for young people to help them understand their feelings better and find new ways of coping
  • Medication (occasionally) prescribed by a child and adolescent psychiatrist

We also work closely with, and offer support for, other professionals about how best to help individual children and young people.

Facilities available

We try to provide a service that is accessible to everyone who needs it and try to arrange appointment times and places which are most convenient for children, young people and their families. Our out-patient clinics are held at the City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6DB.

We also provide an emergency service to the accident and emergency department and paediatric wards at Peterborough City Hospital.

The City Care Centre has a large car park. (Pay machine in reception.) 

We can refund transport costs for families who receive Family Income Support or Working Families Tax Credit. Interpreters are available if needed.

How do I access this service?

The Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health North Team accepts referrals for children and young people up to 17 years old registered with a GP in Peterborough and some areas of North Cambridgeshire (Yaxley and Whittlesey) and South Lincolnshire (Stamford and Market Deeping) depending on our contract with the commissioners in those areas.

Where is it?

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Winchester Place, 80 Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6AP

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Contact the service

Monday to Friday

  • Enquiries: 01733 777939
  • Fax: 01733 777938 (secure)

Who provides the service?

Peterborough Community CAMHS is provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Children’s Business Unit and is part of the core CAMHS pathway.  We have a wide range of clinicians and other professionals so that we are able to respond to specific needs including:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Family therapists
  • Mental health practitioners
  • Administrative support staff

Who is this service for?

We accept referrals for children and young people up to 17 years old who are experiencing:

  • Feeling low or more than usually worried
  • Feeling more than normally anxious
  • Obsessive habits that can't be stopped, such as obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Thinking about deliberate self harm
  • Major eating problems, such as anorexia nervosa
  • Having lots of worrying thoughts about themselves or others
  • Psychosis
  • Mental health problems with associated behavioural difficulties, such as worrying levels of conflict or fights

And where primary care or other health and support services have been unable to resolve these issues.

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Further information

The page was last updated on 06 February 2019 by aburrows.

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