CAMHS Connect offers consultation, supervision, advice, and support for professionals, parents, carers, and young people. CAMHS stands for "Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services." It’s also sometimes referred to as "Children and Young People's Mental Health Services" (CYPMHS).
CAMHS Consultation Line
CAMHS / CYPMHS provides an advice line for parents, carers, young people, and professionals. If you need guidance relating to the emotional wellbeing or mental health of a young person, call 0800 170 7055 (Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm).
CAMHS / CYPMHS Live is an online chat facility that provides advice and guidance for parents, carers, young people (aged 13+), and professionals. If you need guidance relating to the emotional wellbeing or mental health of a young person, visit www.nhft.nhs.uk/CAMHSLive (Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm).
'Espresso Yourself' - Wellbeing Cafés for Young People
The CAMHS / CYPMHS Crisis Cafés are available for young people (aged 11 to 18 years) if they need advice or are having a mental health crisis. These weekly cafés are for young people to drop-in and talk to a mental health professional in a safe space. Their friendly staff will listen and provide advice, support, signposting, or referrals. There is no need to book an appointment. Simply drop in to one of the locations and timings* below:
Corby - Tuesday (4pm to 8pm)
Youth Works at Corby Mind, 18 Argyll Street, Corby NN17 1RU
Telephone: 01536 518339
Daventry - Saturday (12noon - 4pm)
Time 2 Talk, The Abbey, Market Square, Daventry NN11 4XG
Telephone: 01327 706706
Kettering - Thursday (4pm to 8pm)
Youth Works, Keystone, 97 Rockingham Road, Kettering NN16 9HX
Telephone: 01536 518339
Northampton - Monday and Friday (4pm to 8pm)
The Lowdown, 3 Kingswell Street, Northampton NN1 1PP
Telephone: 01604 634385
Thrapston - Wednesday (4pm to 8pm)
Chat, Souster Youth Building, 30 Market Road, Thrapston NN14 4JU
Telephone: 01832 274422
Wellingborough - Saturday (10am to 2pm)
Service Six, 15 Sassoon Mews, Wellingborough NN8 3LT
Telephone: 01933 277520
*Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please check the CAMHS webpages and/or social media channels for the latest dates.
How do I register for CAMHS? CAMHS/CYPMHS accept referrals from professionals through its Children and Young People's Referral Management Centre. Further information about making a referral (for professionals) can be found here.
If you are in a crisis (at risk of self-harm or suicide), the CAMHS/CYPMHS Crisis Team is open 24/7 and can be accessed by calling 0800 170 7055.