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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Welcome to the NES CAMHS webpage

NES is involved in several strands of work to support NHS Boards in improving the care they offer to the children, young people and families attending CAMH services in Scotland.  We are involved in the commissioning, developing and delivery of a range of evidence based resources from online training modules through to funded University scholarships for existing staff.  Ultimately our aim is to ensure those clients who attend CAMHS receive care which is effective, efficient, evidence based, person centred and will promote positive outcomes for children and families.  We plan to deliver this through a strategic approach to training which will promote an environment of continuous quality improvement based on personal development.

NES CAMHS have also developed a network of CAMHS Learning Co-ordinators (CLC).  These clinicians, who work in services across Scotland, support the development of training and supervision in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  For more information click here.

To find out more about some of the activities in which NES CAMHS workstream are involved, please click on any of the links below:


The CAMHS Competency Framework

Essential CAMHS

The Matrix




Please check the NES Portal regularly for any upcoming training opportunities or contact your local CAMHS Learning Coordinator (CLC) for more information on available training.