Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Find Get Give website for help, advice and guidance

Find Get Give is a website where you can find information about mental health services and support available for people aged 25 and under in Brighton & Hove.

Go to www.findgetgive.com

The website includes

  • Details of services that you can approach directly, making a self-referral.
  • Star ratings and reviews for services.
  • Help and advice pages to find books, podcasts, apps and other handy tools that can help with wellbeing.
  • Resources and tools for parents and carers.   

How to access the Wellbeing Service for children and young people and specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS)

From June 2017 you can make a referral, including a self-referral, to the Wellbeing Service Referral and Triage Hub. The hub also coordinates referrals for routine Specialist CAMHS.

Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service offers a range of support if you are experiencing emotional difficulties such as feeling anxious, low, or depressed. They are an NHS community-based service supporting people from age 4 years upwards in Brighton and Hove. 

For more information go to the Brighton and Hove Wellbeing website 

Getting urgent help

If an urgent response is necessary (if the young person is at immediate risk of taking their own life or is showing severe psychotic symptoms) then please telephone the Specialist CAMHS service directly:

The Duty Clinician on call for CAMHS is available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0300 304 0061

Children and Young People’s Mental Health Local Transformation Plan

A plan outlining improvements for services for the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our children and young people in the city has been developed. The latest version of the strategy designed to inform professionals in the sector is called “Children and Young People’s Mental Health Local Transformation Plan refresh (LTP)” and was published by Brighton & Hove CCG in October 2017. 

The plan is a public document, developed in collaboration with children, young people, parents and carers, providers, and the Local Authority. The strategy is based on the recommendations in the recent Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) published in 2016.