Home Education and children Special educational needs and disability Information for schools and professionals Mental health for children and young people Get help for children and young people up to the age of 18 who have mental health problems or development difficulties. You may be able to get help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).CAMHS is an NHS mental health service that diagnoses and treats:mental health problems – for example depression and eating disordersdevelopmental disorders – for example autism and dyslexiaInformation for parentsIf you think your child has a mental health problem or developmental disorder, speak to your:GP (doctor) or paediatricianchild’s teacher or the special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) at your child’s schoolhealth visitor – if your child doesn’t go to school yet If your child is over 18 years old, your doctor will refer you to adult mental health services.HelplinesGet advice from the Young Minds Parent Helpline. Young Minds is a mental health charity.Telephone: 0808 802 5544 (free for mobiles and landlines)Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pmThere are other mental health telephone helplines which can give you advice about your child’s condition.Information for professionalsTelephone the CAMHS Advisory Service for Professionals for advice about: how to refer a child to CAMHSother services available for children and young people with mental health problems or developmental disordersTelephone: 0116 295 5048Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3pm. Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Helpful but, please select a reason Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No No, please select a reason Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.