Doncaster Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides mental health assessments, therapy and interventions for children, young people up to the age of 18 years and their families or identified carers when the child and young person is experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties.
We are a multi-disciplinary team of professionals based at Park Lodge, Woodfield Park, off Tickhill Road, Balby, Doncaster DN4 8QN and also at East Laith Gate House in Doncaster town centre, DN1 1JE. We provide assessment and interventions for young people and their families to help them gain an understanding of their difficulties and to find ways to manage, improve, and reduce the impact of their problems in their everyday lives.
The mental health conditions we typically see are:
- Anxiety disorders
- Depression/low mood
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Eating disorders
- Self-harm / suicidal thoughts
- Neurological-developmental disorders where an assessment is required for example Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Learning disabilities (with mental health presentation).
Doncaster CAMHS provides a range of interventions as identified by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guidelines to address the identified needs of each child, young person or family. This can include individual, group therapies, family work, medication were indicated, inpatient care if required, joint working or providing support to other agencies in a consultative manner.