Parents, carers & young people can now self-refer directly to the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) via an online form on the Alder Hey website:

Alder Hey CAMHS offers specialist services to support children and young people in Sefton, up to the age of 18, who are experiencing mental health difficulties. They also provide support to their families or carers.

CAMHS works with the young people, parents, carers and partner agencies to make sure that the right care is provided to each individual, depending on their needs and circumstances.  They can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Conduct/Behaviour Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional and Behavioural difficulties in children with Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Psychosis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-harm
  • More complex psychological difficulties