West Cheshire is an area of diverse need. This is reflected in the range of presenting issues when children and young people are referred to our CAMH service. In order to meet those needs the service constantly strives to review and strengthen our provision. We aim at all times to work alongside children, young people and their families to achieve this.



Please note – Children, Young People and their Families whose General Practitioner (GP) is based in Cheshire West and Chester Areas are likely to be seen by West Cheshire CAMHS and those in Cheshire East are likely to be seen by East Cheshire CAMHS. If you are unsure of which area you come under, please contact one of our area teams for guidance.

The service is provided via locally based teams, who offer, following assessment, intervention based on what the issues are and what the young people and families want to gain. This intervention will be from a broad range of therapeutic practices, consultation and advice.



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0-16 Teams

This work with young people 0-16 will be provided on a needs basis; although we may see some young people for individual work. We actively include families and carers in this process to ensure full support to the young people is ongoing.

including Winsford

16-19 Team

This work will take place mainly with the young people. Families will be part of any assessment or intervention if the young person is happy with this and is in agreement with an identified care package.

Learning Disability (L.D. CAMHS)

Is a community based team that provides focused support for children and young people aged 0-16 who have a severe learning disability, and whose behaviours cause difficulty for themselves and their parents/carers. Referrals to the team can be made by parents/carers or any professional who is working with the child. click here for leaflet

Looked After Children Team

This team offers support and assessment to young people and families who currently have a Social Worker involved with them; or are in care of the Local Authority. The team works closely with CAMHS to ensure positive emotional and mental health well-being.

Primary Mental Health Workers

Provide community based mental health support for children and young people up to the age of 16 who are experiencing mild mental health difficulties and are not in need of more specialist support. Primary Mental Health Workers also work closely with other healthcare professionals within the community, to ensure that children and young people are effectively supported with their mental health needs and specialist services are accessed if needed.

Drug and Alcohol Action Team Partnership

Provides specialist intervention and support for young people who are currently experiencing difficulties with drugs (legal or illegal) and/or alcohol.

Youth Offending Service

A specialist mental health worker provides focused intervention and support for young people who are currently within the criminal justice system.


Everybody that visits CAMHS is different, and we tailor the services that we offer to each individual.


Please note that we are not an emergency service; if you need help urgently you must contact your doctor’s surgery or visit the Accident & Emergency department of your local hospital. (If you are already working with CAMHS, you can contact your local centre 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday; otherwise contact your doctor’s surgery or A&E).