Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS services across the region have been engaged in the implementation of the DHSSPS guidance, the Stepped Care Model, as the service model for CAMHS.  An independent external evaluation of Acute CAMHS highlighted the need to strengthen care, discharge, transition, planning and delivery in acute care through the adoption of more standardised approaches.

The CAMHS ECHO network aims to improve consistency in practice across all CAMHS service provision, Primary Care, wider children services and other key service interfaces such as secure care, forensic care and Youth Justice. 

ECHO will enable the effective assessment and appropriate intervention in respect of young people presenting with complex and high risk behaviour, particular at a local practitioner level.



24 January – Self Harm and Suicide Ideation

31 January – Challenges of Home Treatment

7 February – Managing transitions into adult services

14 February – Drugs, Alcohol and Co-morbidities

21 February – Promoting Family and Staff Resilience in the face of Risk

28 February – Managing Mental Health needs in the Justice System

7 March – Risk Management in the looked after population

14 March – Managing clients with eating disorders

21 March – Managing Gender Identity issues