Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The CAMHS team is based at Breiwick House, South Road, Lerwick, where a multi disciplinary team provides a service to the population of Shetland.

We provide consultation, assessments and interventions; treatment can include different types of individual therapy: behavioural; cognitive; systemic; psychodynamic, family work of various kinds, and where needed prescribed medication. The kinds of problems we get referrals for include:

  • psychosis
  • depressive disorders
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • autistic spectrum disorders (as part of the pathway to diagnosis only)
  • tourette's syndrome and complex tic disorders
  • self-harm and suicide attempts
  • eating disorders
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • phobias and anxiety disorders
  • mental health problems secondary to abusive experiences

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