Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Welcome to our service.

CAMHS is the name for the NHS specialist services that assess and treats children and young people up to their 18th birthday who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health which is having a significant impact on their day-to-day life. 

For more information have a read of our CAMHS Information Leaflet

If we think we might be the best service to help you, then; we will offer you a first appointment. We might then sign post you to other services, offer brief help or provide specialist help depending on the mental health difficulties you are experiencing.

CAMHS Appointments

For your CAMHS appointments, you might come to:

The Willows, Children, Young People and Family Centre, Glencaple Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TG

Have a look at the Willows, walk through tour of the building before your appointment.

When you come into the building, if you go to the reception desk and sign in. Then you can take a seat in the waiting area. We have a brand new mural painted alongside children, young people and families. A member of our CAMHS team will come and meet you. 

The Oak Tree Family Centre,
Dalrymple Street, Stranraer,

For more detailed directions, phone numbers, email address and bus time tables, look in our CONTACT section 

CAMHS is made up of several teams who have different skills to meet the needs of young people. Each team will have staff from different professional backgrounds and they have specific skills. 

Throughout your journey you might meet and speak with:

You can find out all of the different reasons why CAMHS team members love our roles.

Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychology

Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychology work closely with CAMHS and School Nurses to decide what services is the best one suited to your needs. 

We work with children and young people to understand their thoughts, feelings, motivations and behaviour, to support them and their families learn skills to help manage these challenges. 

We work with people using talking therapy when these difficulties are significantly impacting their life (home, school, friends).

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