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Emotional, Wellbeing and Mental Health

The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is provided by Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV). The service works with children, young people, and their families up to the age of 18 years old who are experiencing mental health problems, complex emotional and behavioural difficulties, offering assessment, diagnosis and treatment. 

The team has a wide range of professional registered practitioners including Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Primary Mental Health Workers.

In addition, there is a CAMHS team specifically for Children and Young People with a diagnosed Learning Disability t ensure that the needs of the children, young people and families are met in the most appropriate way. 

The service provides a range of specialist health services to children and young people up to the age of 18 years old with mild, moderate, or severe learning disabilities as well as significant mental health problem of complex need. 

Once the young person turns 18 years old this service is provided by the adult team. 

In Hartlepool this service is provided by Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation trust. 

More information can be found at: Community mental health services in Teesside for children and young people - Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust (

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) provide training for parents and carers whyo wish to develop an understanding of children's mental health issues. 

For more information and how to access this training please visit the following links:

Training for parents and carers of children under 18 in Teesside - Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust (

CAMHS Single Point of Contact (SPOC) - to provide a point of contact for children and young people to access a Mental Health professional who, through a meaningful conversation with understanding and reassurance, can provide experience and knowledge to reach a collaborative agreement as to where their needs can be most appropriately met.

The service can be accessed on a self-referral by calling 0300 2000 000, your details will be taken, and a clinician will call you back. Alternatively, a referral can be submitted by a GP, School Teacher or Social Worker.

For more information, please contact the team on 0300 013 2000 and select option 4.