CAMHS Gateway

Information about how to access CAMHS support through our single point of access service the 'CAMHS Gateway'.

I need help now

I need helpIf you’ve injured yourself or taken an overdose, please dial 999. To speak to someone urgently, please call Connection, our 24/7 helpline, on 0800 652 0190 (freephone) or access via NHS 111 for free

What is CAMHS?

What is CAMHS?CAMHS provides support to children and young people who are coping with significant mental health difficulties. Find out what we help with – and how

Your feelings and emotions

Advice on some of the issues young people can face, including feeling sad or isolated, worries about eating disorders, self-image and anxiety

Who else can help?

If CAMHS isn’t the right place for you, there are lots of other organisations and resources that can provide help and support.

Useful information

Useful links for support around Covid-19 and returning to School

Real stories

Hear from young people about their own experiences of mental health issues, and the support that has helped them, in this collection of stories, memories, poems and videos – find out more

No Harm Done was created to show how difficult dealing with self-harm can be. The film was co-produced with young people, parents and professionals to offer reassurance that things can and do improve.
Produced by Young Minds
This short video provides an opportunity to look at mental health through the eyes of a young person. It has been developed by young people about young people.
Co-produced by Dorset Mind, Dorset HealthCare, Healthwatch Dorset, Dorset Mental Health Forum and Bournemouth University.