Referrals to Children and Young People's Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service (CAMHS) in Dorset

Emotional Health and Well Being Services in Dorset provide assessment and treatment to children and young people aged up to 18 years (and their families) who are experiencing mild or emerging problems or who are suffering significant impairment due to mental illness, or emotional and behavioural difficulties which have not responded to interventions in primary care.

  • To make a referral please complete a referral form (see downloads below) and send it to the appropriate team below.
  • Where there is uncertainty about the appropriateness of a referral, team members are happy to offer telephone consultation and advice to referrers.

Bournemouth and Christchurch

Shelley Clinic, 22 Tower Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4LB

Telephone: 01202 646300
08.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

East Dorset and Purbeck

CAMHS, Delphwood, Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8WG

Telephone: 01202 605882 or 01202 605883
08.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

North Dorset

CAMHS, Blandford Community Hospital, Betty Highwood Unit, Milldown Road, DT11

Telephone: 01258 394149
08.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday


CAMHS, Poole Health Community Clinic, Shaftsbury Road, Poole, BH152NT

Telephone: 01202 584600

08.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Weymouth and Portland

Chalbury (East Entrance), Weymouth Community Hospital,

3 Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth, DT4 7TB

Telephone: 01305 762810
08.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

West Dorset

CAMHS, Dorchester Children's Centre, Damers Road, Dorchester, DT1 2LB

Telephone: 01305 255705
08.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Each team also has a crisis worker, who provides intensive home support for young people. There is also an internal referral/application process for our inpatient unit Pebble Lodge.

CAMHS Referral Guidance for professionals


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