Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

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Welcome to Manchester Foundation University Hospital Trusts Specialist Children and Young Person’s Mental Health Services, (CAMHS)

CAMHS are specialist NHS mental health services for children and young people. They offer assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for young people who are experiencing problems with their emotions, behaviour or mental health.

MFT CAMHS are a large CAMHS providing specialist Services across Manchester, Salford and Trafford. We offer a wide range of service and specialisms (see service links)

To ensure a children young people and families are receiving the right care at the right time in the right way,  MFT CAMHS are using a framework called I-Thrive.

The THRIVE framework, jointly developed by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, has provided a systematic and population focused approach to improving outcomes for children, young people and their families.

I-THRIVE support the provision of services using a whole-system approach to the delivery of child mental health services. This involves taking a population approach to delivery of care; enabling integration across health, care, education, social care and third sectors, and a central focus on delivering improved outcomes for children and young people.

This means mental health and wellbeing services will be provided by a wide range of services across all providers in Greater Manchester working with children and young people. See below for Guidance and Information on what to offer when and by whom.

CAMHS COVID Support Plan

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Service Delivery Centre provides:

District Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in North ManchesterCentral ManchesterSouth ManchesterSalford and Trafford.

A range of targeted services within Manchester and Salford, often provided in partnership with other agencies (16-17 teamChild and Parent Service (CAPS), children with disabilities, emotional health in schools and Looked After Children Team)

Find a CAMHS service

Welcome to the Carol Kendrick Centre (South Manchester CAMHS)
Welcome to our Trafford Service
Welcome to EMERGE
Welcome to the Winnicott Centre
Welcome to the Harrington Building/Galaxy House

Referral Acceptance Criteria

Self-Referral Form

RMCH CAMHS Clinical Service Unit – Organisational Chart

Greater Manchester crisis care pathway for children and young people  

A new crisis care pathway is being developed for children and young people across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.

This is an exciting development that will make a real difference to children and young people who are experiencing a mental health-related crisis.

The pathway is being delivered by MFT, Pennine CareGreater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Click here for further details.

Manchester incident on 22.05.17

Useful Contacts

Maria Slater

General Manager – CAMHS CSU

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Telephone: 0161 701 1666

Mobile: 07799 897126

Email: maria.slater@mft.nhs.uk; maria.slater2@nhs.net