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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – Craigavon and Banbridge (SHSCT)

Contact Information

Bocombra Lodge, 2 Old Lurgan Road, Portadown,
BT63 5SG View Location on Map >
Telephone Number
028 3839 2112
Web Address
http://www.southerntrust.hcnii.netOpens in a new window

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a specialist service which is a part of a comprehensive and integrated universal service to promote and respond to the emotional and mental health well being needs of children, young people and their families.

There are around 90,000 children and young people who live in the SHSCT of a total population of 300,000 plus.

Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the Southern Trust are known as “Just Ask” Tier 2 CAMHS and the Child and Family Clinics Tier 3 CAMHS.

What we do?
We offer specialist mental health services to children and young people (up to age 18yrs) and their families who live in the SHSCT. We recognize that growing up can be stressful and worrisome at times. Feeling sad, lonely, worried, angry, frightened or feeling that nobody understands you, are common feelings. We also know children, young people and families can become unwell at times.

Whilst presentations of emotional and mental health difficulties vary in severity and complexity, some typical referrals include, depressive disorders, anxiety difficulties, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, trauma, loss, etc. Some presentations with combined emotional and mental health difficulties are also offered a service by CAMHS such as ASD or ADHD.

CAMHS help children and young people (and families or carers) with their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours.

We provide:

Assessment - to find out about your experiences or your families experiences and what might help
Therapy - A range of appointments involving you and/or others such as someone important to you, family members, etc.
Review appointments – appointments to ensure you progress
Support – to you and your family or carers Contact with others including your school when they need to be involved with helping your recovery
Links to in-patient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Consultation to other professionals
We can link with other services to ensure all your needs get met such as General Practitioners, School, Community Peadiatrics, Adult Mental Health Services, Health Visitors, Social Services and Voluntary Services.

How to access specialist CAMHS
If you think you need help from CAMHS or you know of a child or young person who might need some help, first talk to someone. In most situations this could be their GP but it could also be a health visitor, teacher, school nurse, or social worker. This should help clarify whether a referral to CAMHS is the best way of accessing the emotional and mental health help and support needed.

A written referral should be sent to the local CAMHS to inform them of the child’s or young person’s needs.

Should anyone have any questions about our Service or about referrals please contact your local Clinic and ask to speak to the Referrals Co-Ordinator.

Organisation Type
  • Health & Social Care
Main Age Groups
  • Less than 18 years
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • Hospital
  • School
  • Social Worker
Family Support Services Categories
Main Category of Services
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health for Families

Areas covered

  • Banbridge
  • Craigavon


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – Craigavon and Banbridge (SHSCT)

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – Craigavon and Banbridge (SHSCT)