Children and young people’s mental health services

Telephone Numbers and websites for children and young people needing support:

You can visit: How are you feeling?

Contact Point Monday – Friday 0900-1700hrs call 01482 303688.

For help outside of these hours call the CAMHS Crisis Team on 01482 335600.

If you already have a key worker call Core CAMHS on 01482 303680.

If there is an immediate risk of harm or threat to life call 999.

Samaritans: If you feel you urgently need to speak to someone, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 08457 909090.

Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

  • How are you feeling?
    How are you feeling is a mental health and wellbeing site that has been co-designed with young people from Hull and the CCG. The aim of the site is to help children, young people and their families to understand emotional and mental health issues, to promote self-help tips and techniques, and to help to make the ‘system’ easier to navigate within local services.

The following CAMHS services are in place in Hull provided by Humber NHS Foundation Trust. Click on the links to find out more.

  • Contact Point – is a single point of access, staffed by clinicians, which can be used by professionals working in health, social care, voluntary agencies or education as well as families and carers. Young people aged 16 and over can also refer themselves. The contact point is available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday via 01482 303688.
  • Core CAMHS – specialist assessment and treatment for children and young people up to 18 years of age who are experiencing significant emotional or mental health difficulties.  Services and interventions are available in a variety of community settings across Hull. A key worker is allocated to remain with each family throughout their time with CAMHS. This operates from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. Core CAMHS is accessed via a referral through Contact Point (as above).
  • Intensive Intervention Team – Hull is one of the few areas in the country to have an intensive intervention team introduced with the aim of keeping young people at home or in their usual place of care and avoiding out of area hospital admissions whenever possible.
  • CAMHS Crisis Response Team – This service operates 24 hours and day, 7 days a week and is for young people (under 18) who are experiencing emotional distress and are struggling to cope. The team responds to a young person’s immediate care needs by offering specialist short-term help in the community. The team will stay involved until there is a resolution of the immediate crisis (usually within 72 hours). CAMHS crisis response team 01482 335600.

Find out more on any of these services by visiting the Humber NHS Foundation Trust website here.


Our Vision

The CCG’s vision is for children and young people in Hull who have mental health issues to have access to timely, integrated, multi-disciplinary mental health services which will ensure effective assessment, treatment and support for them and their families.

We aim to build emotional resilience in children and young people in Hull, to enable them to respond to life’s challenges, and to ensure that they are supported by the right person, at the right time. We want children and young people to know how and where they can access support when they need it. Our aim is to reduce reliance on specialist services and to provide enhanced early intervention and support.

CAMHS in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire was redesigned in 2013 to reflect the changing needs of the population and changing nature of child and adolescent mental health services across the country. Consultations with young people and families who use the services also took place to help ensure specialist CAMHS resources are targeted where they are needed most.

In October 2014 there were 49,205 children and young people aged 5-19 registered to a Hull GP. Of this registered population it is estimated that 4,295 children and young people aged 5-16 have a mental health disorder, based on 2004 prevalence estimates (National Child & Maternal Health Intelligence Network).

To find out more about what we’re doing to address the mental health and wellbeing needs of children and young people in Hull, follow the below links:

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