CAMHS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CAMHS Nurses

CAMHS nurses (mental health, learning disability, child and adult nurses), may work with clients in their own homes, or in CAMHS units. CAMHS nurses liaise with psychiatrists, occupational therapists, GPs, social workers and other health professionals to plan and deliver care using a multidisciplinary client-centred approach.
Coordinating the care of patients; Liaising with patients, relatives and fellow professionals in the community treatment team and attending regular meetings to review and monitor patients' care plans; Visiting patients in their home to monitor progress; Assessing patients' behaviour and psychological needs; Identifying if and when a patient is at risk of harming themselves or others.

Wider role
Good working knowledge of other statutory agencies and voluntary organisations in Southampton.

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