CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. It is also known as CYPMHS (Children and Young People Mental Health Services).
CAMHS are UK-wide NHS mental health services that focus on the needs of children and young people. They are multidisciplinary teams including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, psychological therapists and mental health link workers.
CAMHS takes referrals of children up to 18 years of age, although in certain places it may be up to 16. CAMHS is designed to treat children and young people with the most severe and/or complex mental health difficulties, which accounts for 2% of children in your area.