Clinics & services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

  • Description

    Child and adolescent mental health services CAMHS) to children and young people living in North Tyneside,taking referrals predominantly from North Tyneside GP practices and schools. The service is based on 2 sites at the Albion Road Clinic and at Balliol School, Longbenton. Two multidisciplinary teams provide therapeutic care including the assessment and treatment of young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and developmental disorders. This service is offered to children and young people between the ages of 0 to 18 years. We also have a primary mental health team working across the borough.

    A wide range of professionals work within the service including psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers and other specialist therapists. There is also an out of hours CAMHS service(up to age 16) provided to North Tyneside and Wansbeck Hospital A&E and paediatric in-patient services.

  • Patient types/symptoms

    Children aged 0-18 years presenting with emotional and mental health issues and disorders

  • Location

    Home visits, Albion Road Clinic, Baliol Centre and venues appropriate to child/young person

  • Opening Times

    8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday

Referral Information

For North Tyneside services send written referrals to your local clinic:

Baliol Centre, Chesters Avenue, Longbenton or to discuss emergency cases call 0191 200 7435.

Albion Road Clinic, Albion Road, North Shields, NE29 0HG or to discuss emergency cases call 0191 219 6670.

For services in Tynedale and Blyth Valley referral by health or social care professional, Tel: 01661 864 588. Appointments scheduled within one week of referral.

Out of hours psychiatry Tel: 0344 811 8111

Specialist Staff