CAMHS - Our tools and services

We have developed a range of resources to support the improvement of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Follow the links below to use the various tools or services. These links will take you to different sections of this website.

Knowledge and intelligence resources on children and young people’s mental health for local authorities and partnerships planning services This handy PDF gives a summary of knowledge and intelligence tools to help improve the planning of CAMH services.

Outcomes versus Expenditure Tool - CAMHS allows you to pinpoint opportunities to improve the quality of outcomes and productivity for CAMHS in your local area.

Needs Assessment Report – CAMHS provides evidence-based information on prevalence, incidence and risk factors affecting children’s health and the provision of healthcare services. These support you in undertaking needs assessments as part of children’s and young people’s planning and joint strategic needs assessments.

Service Snapshot - CAMHS provides a summary of demand, provision and outcomes for services in a particular area.

Self Assessment Tool - CAMHS helps CAMHS partnerships to assess progress against mental health and psychological well-being standards.

Self Assessment Tool - Young People's Mental Health Transitions helps commissioners and providers of both CAMHS and AMHS (adult mental health services) assess how good their current transitions planning is and identify what steps they need to take to improve.

Comprehensive CAMHS Integrated Workforce Planning Tool has been developed by the National CAMHS Workforce Programme working with ChiMat and provides a step-by-step guide to developing your local workforce plan.

Tackling Stigma Toolkit was developed by the National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS) and is a practical toolkit bringing together best practice examples, case studies, resources and literature to help tackle the stigma associated with children's and young people's mental health.

Data Atlas brings together a range of data and statistics on child and maternal health into one easily accessible hub. It has been recently redeveloped to make it easier to use and interpret.

Support and training. If you need any help or advice in using the tools or interpreting the information they provide, contact the Local Specialist working in your area.

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