Review of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Standard Operating Procedure 

CAMHS is the HSE mental health service for young people up to the age of 18, with a moderate or severe mental health disorder that requires input from a specialist multidisciplinary team.

In June 2015 a policy was published which set out how CAMHS should work. This was called the CAMHS Standard Operating Procedure or SOP.

You can read more about the SOP here and watch a video explaining more here.

A group has been set up by the HSE Mental Health Division to review this policy. This group includes clinical staff and management who work in CAMHS, and service users and family members. They want to make sure that the service that young people and their families receive is the same quality, wherever they are living throughout the country.

We want to hear from everyone who uses, works in or has an interest in the service to give feedback on our national policy.

You can do this by sending a written submission of up to 1000 words to no later than 5pm on Monday the 22nd of January 2018.

The submission should include your contact details (name, phone number, postal address and email address).

All submissions are subject to Freedom of Information Acts 1997 & 2003.

We would be grateful if you could bring this to the attention of families and service users and you can print off a poster to display in your clinics here.