Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service


Improving mental health services for children and young people

From April 2016, children and young people in the area will benefit from improved mental health services. This follows a review of existing services and work with clinicians and service users and their families to identify opportunities to increase the support available to these individuals.

Following the review, Surrey’s Clinical Commissioning Groups and Surrey County Council are investing an extra £2.3 million – a 30% increase - to ensure that these improvements happen.

The new and improved Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) service begins on 1 April 2016 and will be run by Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The decision to award the contract, which has a combined value of £12.9 million per year, was made after a competitive procurement process. 

The new service, called Mindsight Surrey CAMHS, will ensure children and young people receive the right service at the right time and it will help reduce waiting times for assessment and treatment. Click here for more information.

Referrals can be made by all health, social care and education practitioners. All children and young people need to be registered with a GP in Surrey to be referred to Mindsight Surrey CAMHS.

To see a copy of Surrey CAMHS Whole System Transformation Plan please click here.