CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary team, offering a community based service throughout Dumfries & Galloway, to children, young people up to the age of 18 years old, who may be struggling with their mental well being which is significantly impacting on their day to day life.

CAMHS also offer early intervention to families as well as consultation, joint work and training to other services, via our Primary Mental Health Work team.

“We aim to provide a safe and non judgemental atmosphere for children / young people and their parent / carers who are referred to us.”

Our team is made up of lots of different clinicians and staff and throughout your journey, you might see or speak to the following:

  • Primary Mental Health Worker  
  • Mental Health Worker                      
  • Psychiatrists   
  • Support Mental Health Worker                     
  • Participation lead              
  • Project Officer                    
  • Admin Team

For your appointment, you might come to one of our centres or to your GPs surgery or you might feel more comfortable going somewhere in your community or through NHS Near Me video calling.

Referral Information

CAMHS will accept referrals from anyone who knows the child or young person. Parents/Carers and the young person can self refer too. To make or discuss a possible referral please see (contact us).

If you are 12 years and over you need to give permission for your parent/carer/professional to make a referral.

Some of the reasons you maybe referred to CAMHS are:

  • Anxiety                  
  • Phobic/Panic disorders                    
  • Self Harming              
  • Suicidal Feelings                 
  • Eating Disorders              
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)              
  • ADHD and Concentrations Problems                  
  • Coping with the Effects of Trauma

Confidentiality

Your referrer, and or your GP, would routinely be kept informed of how you are getting on. 

It can be helpful when services like CAMHS, social work and education share relevant information about you, and work together. However, we would only contact other agencies with your permission.

The only exception we have to maintaining confidentiality would be if we were concerned about someone’s safety, in this case we would be required to pass on information in order to protect that person.

Contact us

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

The Oak Tree Family Centre
Dalrymple Street,
Stranraer,
DG9 7EH

Telephone: 01387 244662
Email: dg.CAMHS-mail@nhs.scot