Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

CAMHS crisis response team 01482 335600

The Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) crisis team covers Hull and the East Riding and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service is for young people (under 18) who are experiencing emotional distress and are struggling to cope.

The team responds to a young person’s immediate care needs offering specialist short-term help in the community. We will stay involved until there is a resolution of the immediate crisis (usually within 72 hours).


Further information:

Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire were redesigned in 2013 to reflect the changing needs of the population and changing nature of child and adolescent mental health services across the country. Consultations with young people and families who use the services also took place to help ensure specialist CAMHS resources are targeted where they are needed most. 

The following CAMHS services are in place in Hull provided by Humber NHS Foundation Trust: 

  • Contact Point – is a single point of access, staffed by clinicians, which can be used by professionals working in health, social care, voluntary agencies or education as well as families and carers. Young people aged 16 and over can also refer themselves. The contact point is available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday via 01482 303688 
  • Core CAMHS - specialist assessment and treatment for children and young people up to 18 years of age who are experiencing significant emotional or mental health difficulties  Services and interventions are available in a variety of community settings across Hull. A key worker is allocated to remain with each family throughout their time with CAMHS. This operates from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. Core CAMHS is accessed via a referral through Contact Point (as above)
  • Intensive Intervention Team – Hull is one of the few areas in the country to have an intensive intervention team introduced with the aim of keeping young people at home or in their usual place of care and avoiding out of area hospital admissions whenever possible.

When a young person and their family already on the CAMHS caseload needs more high intensity or more frequent treatment and support, the Intensive Intervention Team will enhance the clinical care already being delivered. If needed, this can be up to seven days a week with community interventions in a range of settings including in the patient’s own home.

Find out more by visiting the Humber NHS Foundation Trust website here