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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are part of Children and Family Health Devon and provide help for children and young people in Devon (excluding Plymouth) who may be experiencing problems with their emotional or psychological wellbeing or mental health.

For services covering Plymouth please visit Livewell Southwest.

Help in a crisis

If a child or young person (under 18) is experiencing a mental health crisis, you can now access Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 24/7.

Please contact 03300 245 321 during normal hours (8am-5pm, Mon to Fri) or 0808 196 8708 outside these hours.

Callers will speak to a call handler, their call will be forwarded to a voicemail service and their message will be returned within one hour.

There are three CAMHS crisis teams – Torbay and South Devon; Exeter, East and Mid Devon; and North Devon. Your call will be directed to the appropriate team. In the event of a medical emergency please call 999.

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