Mental Health Services

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Sussex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Age range: 0-18

Location: West Sussex       

About the service

We provide specialist NHS services and support to children and young people up to 18 years old who are experiencing difficulties with their emotional, psychological and mental health. We have teams of staff across Sussex and in the community, such as GP surgeries, clinics, hospitals and schools, who can help you and your family to get the support that you need.

We also provide some specialist services for young people, adults and professionals. These services are called Children and Young People’s Services (ChYPS). 

To find out more about some of the mental health difficulties and challenges that children and young people can experience, as well as useful tips and resources of how to manage them go to:

How to access this service

The West Sussex Single Point of Access (SPoA) is a dedicated service which provides a simplified single route to access specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children and young people in West Sussex. The SPoA helps direct you to the right service, eliminating the need to refer to multiple services.

Go to for more information and to make a referral.