Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

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NHS Tayside CAMHS provides specialist assessment and treatment for children and young people aged up to 18 years who have or are suspected to have mental health difficulties. 

We work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology, Family Therapists, Specialist Nurses, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Primary Mental Health Workers, Social Workers, Speech & Language Therapists and administration staff.

We also work in partnership with other agencies that provide health, social care and education services.  Our aim is to ensure that we deliver the best or most appropriate services possible to meet the particular mental health needs of the child or young person. 

In Scotland, CAMH Services are generally delivered through a tiered model of service organisation, as shown below in the diagram below:    
CAMHS Tier Model

Scottish Government GIRFEC Information & Advice

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is about improving the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland.  The act is wide ranging and includes key parts of the Getting it Right for Every Child approach, commonly known as GIRFEC.

GIRFEC is the national approach in Scotland to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing of our children and young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people.  It supports them and their parent(s) to work in partnership with the services that can help them.  Access information leaflets and advice available on the Scottish Government website.

Contact Us

CAMHS Dundee & Angus Team
The Centre for Child Health
19 Dudhope Terrace
Tel:  01382 204004
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CAMHS Perth Team
8 St Leonard's Bank
Tel:  01738 458950
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