Our roles include
NursingPsychiatryPsychotherapyClinical managementCrisis workSupport workAdministrationNursing
Clinical psychologists are trained to work with children and young people who are experiencing emotional, social and behavioural distress.
CAMHS child psychotherapists and adolescent psychotherapists treat a range of emotional and behavioural problems that may have been resistant to other treatments.
The CAMHS admin team play a vital role in ensuring the service runs smoothly, and that the clinical teams have the right support and systems in place to provide the best possible care.
Child or adolescent psychiatrist
A psychiatrist is a medically trained doctor who has undergone additional training to specialise in the assessment and treatment of mental health conditions.
CAMHS managers might included clinical service managers, team leaders and more
Crisis practitioners work with young people who are experiencing particular difficulties and struggles, such as with low mood, suicidal thoughts and self-harm.
Mental health nurse
A CAMHS mental health nurse will provide care and support to children, young people and their families.
Mental health support worker
CAMHS support workers often work in the community with young people and/or their families to provide help and support in different ways.
Wellbeing practitioners support young people who are experiencing low mood and anxiety, using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) skills.
A CAMHS practitioners registered mental health nurse, occupational therapist, psychologist, social worker or other allied health professional.
CAMHS occupational therapists work with children and young people to improve their physical, psychological and social wellbeing.
Family therapists work with the whole family where possible, so that everyone becomes part of the solution.
CBT is a talking therapy that can help children and young people to manage problems by changing the way they think.
Non-medial prescribers support the medical staff in the CAMHS team and are able to provide medication to supplement therapeutic treatments.
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The list of roles above isn’t comprehensive, so take a look at our current vacancies to see what’s available and the specific qualifications, registrations and experience required. If you’re looking to move into a career in CAMHS and take a new direction, you can also have a look at our information on routes into CAMHS careers.