What we do 

Approaching the age of 18 is an exciting life stage which can also be overwhelming as you progress into adulthood. When you turn 17 and a half, your CAMHS worker will begin to plan with you what emotional and mental health support you will need in the future. This will help you feel prepared when you become an adult.  

Your CAMHS worker will meet with you and other people in your life to discuss what services you might need. The options are different for each young person and vary depending on where you live. 

These options may include: 

  • support from local services, such as 
  • discharge back to your GP with recommendations for support.
  • transition to adult mental health services (AMHS), including locality recovery teams, adult eating disorder service, adult ADHD service, and adult autism service (BASS).

We may suggest you have a meeting with a member of the transitions team from AMHS to discuss your mental health needs and which service would best support you.