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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)


The HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is a specialist service for people under the age of 18 with mental health difficulties. These are difficulties that affect your thoughts, feelings and behaviours every day.

Some conditions treated in CAMHS include:

  • moderate to severe depression
  • anxiety
  • eating disorders
  • self-harm

The team

A CAMHS team is made up of many different roles and professionals.

Find out what each team member does and how they can support your mental health.

Where CAMHS sit within mental health services

Learn about the different levels of care in the HSE Mental Health Services and where CAMHS sits within these.

National Director of Community Operations interview

Anne O'Connor, National Director of Community Operations talks about:

  • what CAMHS is
  • how the service works
  • waiting lists
  • understaffing

Linn Dara Inpatient Unit

A short tour of the CAMHS Linn Dara Inpatient Unit in Cherry Orchard.

Find out about:

  • the facilities
  • the design
  • how the unit works

page last reviewed: 18/10/2018
next review due: 18/10/2021

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